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string together

Compose, assemble, as in There's more to devising an effective slogan than stringing together some words. This expression alludes to threading beads on a string. [ First half of 1800s ]
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  • "I'll tie the string together and fly it again," said Bobby.

    Bobby of Cloverfield Farm Helen Fuller Orton
  • It would not be difficult to string together gems from the Captain's Lyrics.

    Books and Authors Anonymous
  • And they charged Tama-noya-no-mikoto to string together many hundreds of curved jewels.

    Japanese Fairy Tales

    Grace James
  • I managed to string together the following absurd story from his broken English.

  • Anxious to string together as many smart comparisons as possible, Pope was careless of consistency.

  • The librettists were content to string together four70 more or less detached scenes from the story.

    Giacomo Puccini Wakeling Dry
  • It is accomplishing wonders before us every day, such as Arabian story-tellers used to string together in their fables.

    Medical Essays Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  • It had previously been ascertained that he knew how to string together the requisite letters upon paper.

    Archibald Malmaison Julian Hawthorne
  • It were here a superfluous task to string together quotations in which the word spirit is to be found.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10) Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
  • I may be able to string together a number of texts, and tack on an application, but that is mere mechanical work.

    A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould

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