She wore pink ribbons in her hair.
She tied a ribbon around the present.
The present was tied with ribbon.
The soldier proudly wore his ribbons and medals.
Her pie won a ribbon at the county fair. Verb
over the years the historic flag had become badly ribboned by the wind See More
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Fashion’s love affair with ribbons has officially made its way from the spring runways to the (almost) fall front row, and Emma Watson’s interpretation of the trend more wearable than whimsical.—Calin Van Paris, Vogue, 21 Sep. 2023 Using this telescope, the researchers discovered ribbons of hydrogen gas circling each of the galaxies, called NGC 4632 and NGC 6156.—Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 Sep. 2023 The first, simplest and most peaceful lacks even a ribbon.—Roberta Smith, New York Times, 14 Sep. 2023 The city of Huntsville cut the ribbons Wednesday to open two recreational parks adjacent to each other in John Hunt Park but with decidedly different objectives.—Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 13 Sep. 2023 Those slivers were then further dissected into hundreds of 10-micron slices, almost impossibly thin ribbons of neural matter that were stained and put into slides for McKee or one of her team to analyze under a microscope.—Alex Morris, Rolling Stone, 9 Sep. 2023 The president thanked everyone who worked on the renovations and shared a video on social media of the ribbon cutting.—CBS News, 8 Sep. 2023 Tempe's Mayor Corey Woods and Councilwoman Arlene Chin were present at the ribbon cutting and proclaimed Sept. 7 Voodoo Doughnut Day.—Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 7 Sep. 2023 People gather to celebrate the ribbon cutting of Butterfield Trailhead Regional Park on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2023.—Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, 2 Sep. 2023
Here’s a peek at the new flavors and some of the ingredients that inspired them: Lemon curd & whey This light and citrusy flavor uses whey as a substitute for lemon juice to make lemon curd that ribbons throughout the ice cream base.—oregonlive, 24 May 2023 Introduce the color in small doses: a throw on the couch, ribbon on a wreath, trim around a lampshade, or even gift wrap on the packages.—Savanna Bous, Better Homes & Gardens, 30 Nov. 2022 To make way for the new highways that ribbon through Cairo, leading to the new city, builders razed vast patches of trees in the elegant old neighborhood of Heliopolis.—Vivian Yee, BostonGlobe.com, 8 Oct. 2022 Attach important photos to construction paper and hang them from string or a clothesline using clothespins (if your party is indoors, attach them to twine or ribbon and hang from a mantel or across a wall).—Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Aug. 2022 As the road began to ribbon up and around the southern slope of the mountain, everything subtly shifted.—Maria Shollenbarger, Travel + Leisure, 20 June 2022 The Hoover Dam went from legislation to ribbon cutting in eight years.—The Editorial Board, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Look 1 Kenneth Nicholson white gauze Dorcas tunic with letter and ribbon pocket detail from his spring/summer 2019 collection and vintage black sweatpants.—Lindzi Scharf, Los Angeles Times, 16 Sep. 2021 The Orland Park native and Sandburg graduate was the 2021 U.S. ball champion and the all-around, clubs and ribbon silver medalist.—Colleen Kane, chicagotribune.com, 19 July 2021 See More
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Middle English riban, from Anglo-French ribane, rubane