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noun as in personal cloth

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She wore a jaunty handkerchief tied around her neck and a pair of orange Wayfarer-style sunglasses.

Evans got up, wrapped a handkerchief around his hand and resumed shouting orders.

She’s working from her home in Brooklyn and she’s reaching for a handkerchief.

Being dapper is all about attention to detail, like sporting a perfectly tucked handkerchief in your suit pocket.

Waving a silk cloth, he declared, “Gentlemen, I will have this land just as surely as I now have this handkerchief.”

Avisar, who sports a green handkerchief and a face streaked with green paint, is from the city of Holon, near Tel Aviv.

Tessie rose, unrolled her scented handkerchief, and taking a bit of gum from a knot in the hem, placed it in her mouth.

A small lace handkerchief lay on the keys, and I turned away, choking.

She folded them tightly in a handkerchief, and thrust the parcel as far as her arm could reach between the mattress and the bed.

He did not think of the matter again till just as he was getting into bed, when he noticed a red stain upon his handkerchief.

He passed his handkerchief for the last time over face and head, and resumed his wig.

The handkerchief glimmered on the counter, more white than anything else in that grey dusk.

With hands nervously working within her muff, she suddenly missed the handkerchief which she had placed there.


On this page you'll find 7 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to handkerchief, such as: bandana, scarf, hankie, and neckerchief.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.