- Laurie obediently threw himself down on the turf, and began to amuse himself by sticking daisies into the ribbons of Amy's hat, that lay there. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Sharp talons and cruel fangs had torn leg, arm, and breast literally to ribbons. Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Gods of Mars.
- Practically all people know that ribbons and ties, trimmings and dresses, frequently look different at night from what they do in the daytime. Bertha M. Clark. General Science.
- This adaptation of the needle to looms has placed ribbons within the reach of the poor as well as the rich girl. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Now, shiny Villiam,' said the hostler to the deputy hostler, 'give the gen'lm'n the ribbons. Charles Dickens. The Pickwick Papers.
- I opened my cape so he could see the two ribbons. Ernest Hemingway. A Farewell To Arms.
- Sir Pitt lived in private, and boozed nightly with Horrocks, his butler or house-steward (as he now began to be called), and the abandoned Ribbons. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- Her maid (the person with the cap-ribbons) was sent down-stairs to announce that her headache had returned. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- The rise and progress of those Ribbons had been marked with dismay by the county and family. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- But why should not I wear pink ribbons? Jane Austen. Sense and Sensibility.
- I would have cut him, only nobody sold such good gloves and ribbons. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- But here was the bride's carriage, adorned with ribbons and cockades. D. H. Lawrence. Women in Love .
- For the making of ribbons and other kind of narrow ware, the needle power loom has been invented, in which the fine weft thread is carried through the web by a needle instead of a shuttle. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- I hear you have a charming collection of new ribbons from town. Jane Austen. Emma.
- The person with the cap-ribbons followed. Wilkie Collins. The Moonstone.
- These ingots are passed between steel rollers till they form long ribbons of such thinness that a square inch will weigh six and one-half grains. Various. The Wonder Book of Knowledge.
- I was not long in recollecting Mrs. Steerforth's little parlour-maid, who had formerly worn blue ribbons in her cap. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- In practice these views are taken by special cameras, and are printed on long transparent ribbons that contain many hundreds, and even thousands of the views. Edward W. Byrn. The Progress of Invention in the Nineteenth Century.
- But the Turkish Knight was denied even the chance of achieving this by the fluttering ribbons which she dared not brush aside. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- She had refused, and still sat covered, only the sparkle of her eyes being visible between the ribbons which covered her face. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- Ribbons, and silks, and flowers, and pipings; quite unlike the real shepherds and shepherdesses of Melnos, but deliciously delicate for all that. Fergus Hume. The Island of Fantasy.
- She flung back the ribbons from her face, opened the gate, and at once struck into the heath. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- He trembled daily lest he should hear that the Ribbons was proclaimed his second legal mother-in-law. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- I lent it to that goose of a Katie, because it matched her ribbons, and the careless thing must have dropped it here. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- Of their all closing about Dora, when at last she begins to say good-bye, looking, with their bright colours and ribbons, like a bed of flowers. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- He was all over orders and ribbons of different colours, bows, and stars, and he looked pretty well. Harriette Wilson. The Memoirs of Harriette Wilson.
- She lay curled up on the sofa in the back drawing-room in Harley Street, looking very lovely in her white muslin and blue ribbons. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
- Things seem so cheap, nice ribbons only sixpence a yard. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- Four little keys hung side by side, With faded ribbons, brave and gay When fastened there, with childish pride, Long ago, on a rainy day. Louisa May Alcott. Little Women.
- The ribbons in Miss Horrocks's cap became more splendid than ever. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.