purse


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Synonyms for purse

Synonyms for purse

a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)

a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse

a small bag for carrying money

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a sum of money offered as a prize

contract one's lips into a rounded shape

gather or contract into wrinkles or folds

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The beautiful ladies are always gayly dancing around with pink sunshades and bead purses, and the grand gentlemen are politely dancing and drinking ginger pop.
As she looked at me in giving me the purse, I hoped there was an inner meaning in her words.
So saying, he took from Gurth's breast the large leathern pouch, in which the purse given him by Rebecca was enclosed, as well as the rest of the zecchins, and then continued his interrogation.
The man obeyed, and placed in my brother's hands a purse containing five hundred pieces of gold.
As soon as she was gone Sancho said to the cattle dealer, whose tears were already starting and whose eyes and heart were following his purse, "Good fellow, go after that woman and take the purse from her, by force even, and come back with it here;" and he did not say it to one who was a fool or deaf, for the man was off like a flash of lightning, and ran to do as he was bid.
And he leaped down forthwith from the cart, and handed Robin the reins in exchange for the purse.
Athos took the purse, and threw it into the hand of the coachman.
Ten times, as I told you, he came to see Dantes' father, and offered to receive him in his own house; and the night or two before his death, as I have already said, he left his purse on the mantelpiece, with which they paid the old man's debts, and buried him decently; and so Edmond's father died, as he had lived, without doing harm to any one.
No sooner does an Indian belle experience this promotion, than all her notions at once rise and expand to the dignity of her situation, and the purse of her lover, and his credit into the bargain, are taxed to the utmost to fit her out in becoming style.
He drew from his pocket, with heroic bravery, a purse embroidered with a coat-of-arms, which he carefully concealed in the hollow of his hand.
With that he put his money into his purse, and set out, roaming over hill and valley.
I must have a very charitable aspect, since they ask alms of me in the present lean condition of my purse.
I found it under the chair upon which my coat had hung; so that it is clear the purse simply fell out of the pocket and on to the floor
Then Robin Hood plucked the purse from his girdle, and quoth he, "Here in this purse are six marks.
he muttered, throwing down a purse with some gold in it.