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Synonyms for lip

pay lip service to something or someone

Synonyms

  • pretend to support
  • support insincerely
  • support hypocritically

smack or lick your lips

Synonyms for lip

to flow against or along

Synonyms for lip

either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking

(botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx

the top edge of a vessel or other container

either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

References in classic literature ?
Her flowerlike lips touched the withered cheek and warmed its frost.
Her love was trembling in laughter on her lips. She was thinking of Prince Charming, and, that she might think of him all the more, she did not talk of him, but prattled on about the ship in which Jim was going to sail, about the gold he was certain to find, about the wonderful heiress whose life he was to save from the wicked, red-shirted bushrangers.
Suddenly she caught a glimpse of golden hair and laughing lips, and in an open carriage with two ladies Dorian Gray drove past.
From the lips of the ape-man came a weird, uncanny sound, and in answer to it there leaped from the blackness of the hut's farthermost corner a bolt of fur-clad death.
The whites tried in vain to elicit an explanation from Tarzan; but to all their queries he but shook his head, a grim and knowing smile curving his lips.
The touch of those pure lips brought the man to himself.
"I have no wife; nor within the limits of my memory have my lips ever before touched the lips of another, for I do not remember my mother."
He dragged himself toward the car, on his knees; he glared at the bottle containing the precious fluid; he gave one wild, eager glance, seized the treasured store, and bore it to his lips.
Kennedy rushed toward the well, slid down the dampened steps, and flung himself at full length by the side of a fresh spring, in which he plunged his parched lips. Joe followed suit, and for some minutes nothing was heard but the sound they made with their mouths, drinking more like maddened beasts than men.
Cornelius darted with one spring from the window to the door, his lips met those of Rosa, who told him, with a kiss, --
For twenty years your kiss has lain upon my lips - and you
She laughed softly upon him, laughed more with her eyes than with her lips. She watched him curiously.
He lifts the beautiful drooping head--their lips meet in their first kiss--they are both in heaven: it is Clara who brings them back to earth again with a start--it is Clara who says, "Oh!
Hannah nodded without speaking, for her lips twitched nervously, Meg dropped down into a chair as the strength seemed to go out of her limbs at the sound of those words, and Jo, standing with a pale face for a minute, ran to the parlor, snatched up the telegram, and throwing on her things, rushed out into the storm.
Laurie drew his hand across his eyes, but could not speak till he had subdued the choky feeling in his throat and steadied his lips. It might be unmanly, but he couldn't help it, and I am glad of it.