How to use rag doll in a sentence
She looked healthy, but when her father tried to pick her up, she was just floppy, like a rag doll.The Neurologist Who Diagnoses Psychosomatics - Issue 107: The Edge | Steve Paulson | September 22, 2021 | Nautilus
The bear grabbed him by his left wrist and shook him like a rag doll, hoisting him above the ground with her powerful jaws.
Kari’s tiny figure looks like a rag doll from a child’s toy chest, soft and pliant, absorbing the brutality of the assault.My violent assault, the bystanders who did nothing, and what it means to bear witness | Kim Le | April 2, 2021 | Vox
Bradley Beal contorted his body around Georges Niang, swished an off-balance jumper, drew the foul and fell to the court with a flourish, limbs splayed like a rag doll.Bradley Beal scores 43, Russell Westbrook 35 as Wizards beat Jazz, snap skid | Ava Wallace | March 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Then Ziegler tosses the buff LaBeouf around like a rag doll.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’ | Marlow Stern | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The woman who grasped Britain's unions by the neck and hurled them repeatedly against the wall, like some floppy rag doll.How Margaret Thatcher Transformed British Politics | Tunku Varadarajan | April 8, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even one little girl, without so much as a rag doll, can have a play-house.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
On her way she picked up her rag doll, Maria Jane, and the little toy automobile.The Cruise of the Noah's Ark | David Cory
She remembered the little rag doll that Granny had made her when she was a very little girl.Boys and Girls of Colonial Days | Carolyn Sherwin Bailey
For all that the rag doll didn't think he was coming just then.
He was engaged in taking from its wrappings a peculiarly hideous rag-doll.Mrs. Bindle | Hebert Jenkins
British Dictionary definitions for Ragdoll
a breed of large long-haired cat with blue eyes
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Other Idioms and Phrases with rag doll
A limp, ineffectual person, as in You won't get a decision from her; she's a rag doll when it comes to making up her mind. This expression transfers the limpness of a soft doll made from scraps of cloth to human behavior. [Mid-1800s]
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