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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HANDBAG

Slowly she untied the scarf from the door and placed it in her handbag.

She packed into a handbag a few necessary things with some heirlooms of her own.

She took the two threatening letters from her handbag and gave them to the detective.

Her hands shook so that she could scarcely open her handbag.

In the third act one of the characters has to take his trousers out of a handbag.

My handbag, for certain reasons, I carried with me unlocked.

She, too, gave me a conspiratorial wink and patted her handbag.

She put the envelope into her handbag, and just then "the girls" trooped in from the Camp.

She saw him slip a twenty-dollar bill into her handbag with her ticket.

He caught her handbag from her, and instantly something snapped in it.

WORD ORIGIN

also hand-bag, 1854, from hand (n.) + bag (n.).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR HANDBAG

bag

nouncontainer for one's possesions
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.