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Marked with or having stripes:[in combination] ‘a green-striped coat’
banded, stripy, barred, linedstreaky, striated, variegatedView synonyms
- ‘Dressed in tan pants, a white shirt, red striped tie and burgundy sweater, he appeared quite the little gentleman.’
- ‘He was wearing a dull gray suit, white shirt, and striped tie.’
- ‘When wearing a striped shirt with a striped tie, avoid wearing two patterns of identical size.’
- ‘This shrub comes in a pleasing plain green form, or a more unusual type with variegated yellow and green striped leaves.’
- ‘She was just a little chubbier than the other girls and she wore blue shorts and a striped pink and blue shirt.’
- ‘Bankers in striped shirts were crammed elbow-to-elbow along the gleaming bar.’
- ‘He wore a pair of black corduroys and a long sleeved striped green dress shirt.’
- ‘I went into my room and quickly changed into shorts and my striped sleeveless shirt.’
- ‘Perhaps we should be forgiving when a friend wears a striped shirt with plaid pants.’
- ‘I was wearing sneakers, a frayed pair of khaki trousers and a striped beach shirt.’
- ‘The artist often appears in a black beret and a black-and-white striped shirt.’
- ‘He knew he was still perched on the tree limb, a small form in shorts and a striped shirt.’
- ‘I swear I hadn't taken ten steps before a young man in a striped shirt with a name tag came out of nowhere.’
- ‘The lack of sacks could have something to do with those guys in the striped shirts.’
- ‘The old man wearing a striped shirt shrugged innocently while the both of us slid off the small round chairs.’
- ‘Today he is wearing a hand-knitted turquoise sweater, dark blue cords, lilac socks and a striped shirt of cobalt and pink.’
- ‘He had a plump face and dark curly hair, a navy blazer and a blue and white striped shirt spattered with blood.’
- ‘He was sporting a blue and white striped button up shirt and dark blue jeans.’
- ‘Archer was dressed in prison garb of striped shirt, blue sweatshirt and blue jeans turned up at the bottom.’
- ‘When I reach the front the boy in the striped shirt hands me his video camera.’
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