Sometimes corsets. a close-fitting undergarment, stiffened with whalebone or similar material and often capable of being tightened by lacing, enclosing the trunk: worn, especially by women, to shape and support the body; stays.
to dress or furnish with or as if with a corset.
to regulate strictly; constrict.
- cor·set·less, adjective
- un·cor·set·ed, adjective
- well-cor·set·ed, adjective
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How to use corset in a sentence
Set in a fantastical Victorian world, filled with gas lamps, corsets and monsters, you play as survivors of a magical disaster.
After wearing a crystal corset and crown as homecoming queen and graduating from high school, she went on to earn an associate degree in applied sciences with a certificate in cosmetology this summer.“They Took Us Away From Each Other”: Lost Inside America’s Shadow Foster System | by Lizzie Presser, photography by Elinor Carucci for The New York Times | December 1, 2021 | ProPublica
While trends for the spring have widely consisted of corsets, plaid prints, and tie dye, summer trends are hitting a different note, and according to social media, stylish mesh heels are up next.The Bottega Veneta Stretch Mesh-Panel Sandals Are Already Poised To Be The Shoe Of The Summer | Blake Newby | May 13, 2021 | Essence.com
I can tell she is eager to leave Orchard corset Center to get home and prepare a meal, and herself, for the holiday.
I wouldn't be surprised if celebs reached out to Orchard corset Center.
The Yelp reviews attest to the diverse crowd that frequents Orchard corset Center.
Of course, it took the legitimization of the ultra sexy corset for women to decide to abandon it.
Some of the modern day corsets claim to be made with the input of orthopedic surgeons, such as the Ardyss corset Golden.You Should Probably Pass on This Whole ‘Corset Diet’ Fad | Emily Shire | January 15, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The queen put the letter in the hollow of her corset, resolving to burn it as soon as she was alone.Catherine de' Medici | Honore de Balzac
And as for that Yankee ornithologist, he's hung himself with the Countess's corset—string—yes, he has!In Search of the Unknown | Robert W. Chambers
A French corset-maker appeared on the scene, and a famous vender of cosmetics.A German Pompadour | Marie Hay
She began work in Philadelphia in a commission house as a saleswoman and corset fitter.Making Both Ends Meet | Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
In New York, the sister of fifteen found employment in running ribbons into corset covers, earning from $1 to $1.50 a week.Making Both Ends Meet | Sue Ainslie Clark and Edith Wyatt
British Dictionary definitions for corset
a stiffened, elasticated, or laced foundation garment, worn esp by women, that usually extends from below the chest to the hips, providing support for the spine and stomach and shaping the figure
a similar garment worn because of injury, weakness, etc, by either sex
informal a restriction or limitation, esp government control of bank lending
a stiffened outer bodice worn by either sex, esp in the 16th century
(tr) to dress or enclose in, or as in, a corset
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