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The sleeve of a shirt.‘he rolled up his shirtsleeves’
- ‘His blue shirtsleeves were rolled up to his elbows and his bandanna was jaunty about his neck.’
- ‘If long-sleeved shirts are worn, the sleeves of the jacket should cover the shirtsleeves.’
- ‘Ben took off his coat so that he could sit at table in white shirtsleeves, waistcoat and silk string tie.’
- ‘He pockets his cuff links, then briskly, with a snapping sound, rolls his shirtsleeves to his elbows.’
- ‘He removed his cuff links and placed them on the table next to the decanter and folded back the cuffs of his shirtsleeves before picking up his whisky glass once more.’
- ‘The edge of his gauntlets show beneath the edge of his shirtsleeves, flashing as he walks in time with the bracers that cling to his shins and over his feet.’
- ‘‘I'm sorry, I'm such a disgrace,’ Sam sobbed into her brother and her hands clung to his shirtsleeves.’
- ‘These men with weather beaten faces and broad shoulders went about their business quietly, their shirtsleeves rolled up over their muscular forearms.’
- ‘Jude entered the room, rolling his shirtsleeves up to his elbows as he always did, ‘What's that, you say?’’
- ‘Become part of the team, roll up the shirtsleeves, and be prepared to get dirt on your hands.’
- ‘Thus, a miller in apron and shirtsleeves would not be confused with a magistrate in frock coat, knee breeches, and silk stockings.’
- ‘He's visibly agitated, gesturing with passion, darting looks out the window, and adjusting his monogrammed shirtsleeves as he searches for his words.’
- ‘All the photographs show him in an apron and shirtsleeves, surrounded by his paintings, with the television (a black-and-white set) and the radio both on at the same time.’
- ‘Flapping his hands out of the capacious shirtsleeves, he brought them to his mouth, paused another instant, and then piped out: ‘Release!’’
- ‘Her hands are all red now, and her shirtsleeves too.’
- ‘For prices ranging from five dollars to 50, young women lift skin-tight tops and men roll up their shirtsleeves to get their bodies inked with temporary tattoos, which last several weeks.’
- ‘Jamie rolled up his shirtsleeves to his elbows and gave a small sigh, rubbing his head again.’
- ‘He looked exhausted and frantic, his shirtsleeves rolled up to his elbows and little beads of sweat on his forehead.’
- ‘Still, there is nothing like old fashioned grassroots support, the kind that makes you roll-up-your shirtsleeves and get your hands dirty.’
(of weather) warm enough to wear a shirt with no jacket.‘the shirtsleeve November days before the hard cold set in’
- ‘When the sun comes out, it's shirtsleeve weather; otherwise you'll want a jacket.’
- ‘What began as a shirtsleeve day, turned bad fast.’
- ‘It was a shirtsleeve day, and one could sit on a low stonewall or on a camp chair and wait for the parade to come by.’
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