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a gift of monogrammed stationery
  a design based on alphabetic letters (usually a person’s initials) — often printed on stationery or embroidered on clothing
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  • a gift of monogrammed stationery
  • Some of his dress shirts had his initials on the sleeve. Others had his monogram on the breast pocket.
  • He took his cap, with its gold monogram from, probably, some bank, and threw it in an arc right across the room onto the sofa,
    Franz Kafka  --  Metamorphosis
  • It was on Cass’s thick, monogrammed stationery with matching envelopes.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Dreamland

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  • It was just a jar of buttons, like the mismatched embroidered pillowcases and monogrammed napkins I tugged from the bins at the Goodwill.
    Sandra Cisneros  --  The House on Mango Street
  • I’ll give him his present—the monogrammed stationery he’s been wanting from Crane & Co. with the clean sans-serif font set in hunter green, on the thick creamy stock that will hold lush ink and his writer’s words.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Like I was a piece of monogrammed luggage with his name stamped on me….
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Hassan’s hand reached out from behind the shower and grabbed a towel monogrammed HLW.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Angela sat down next to her mother, removed a trousseau towel from her large tapestry shoulder bag, and took up embroidering the monogram D. Slumped in the third chair, Turtle pretended she had never seen this paneled library with its bare and dusty shelves.
    Ellen Raskin  --  The Westing Game
  • She pulls out two brightly colored duffel bags, the ones Ralph bought for her on clearance at the L.L.Bean outlet in Ellsworth (the red one monogrammed "Braden" and the orange Hawaiian-flowered one "Ashley"— rejected for color, style, or just the dorkiness of those names in white thread, Molly doesn’t know).
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train

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  • He had on another expensive three-piece suit with a French-cuffed monogrammed shirt.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • He pulled the wet white shirt—with the lycee monogram embroidered on the pocket—away from his skin, and he said, "My shirt is wet."
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • And she was shaken by more sobs, and more tears poured forth, turning my handkerchief into a wet little monogrammed sponge.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "lie see, I must confess," he said, dabbing his nose primly with a monogrammed handkerchief, "to something of a taste for …. adventure.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • AND SO IT WAS that around half past eleven, I found myself riding down to the Village on the Fifth Avenue bus with the street address of Hobart and Blackwell in my pocket, written on a page from one of the monogrammed notepads Mrs. Barbour kept by the telephone.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The name of the maker, no doubt; or his monogram, rather.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • He retreated into the bridal tent and let the final monogrammed white cotton sheet fall down.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • They are full of silver pieces and hand-sewn daygowns for infants, cotton handkerchiefs, monogrammed hand towels, a child’s tea set imported from Germany.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The jacquard bathrobe hanging on his bedpost bore the monogram: HOTEL RITZ PARIS.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • Oh, she monogrammed guest towels and crocheted collars for her trousseau and I don’t know what all.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • There was a monogram in the corner.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • A monogram was embroidered in white on his breast pocket: GW, reproduced from his handwriting, exactly as he signed his initials with a single imperial motion.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Their shirts were monogrammed and their fingernails manicured.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • While we admired he brought more and the soft rich heap mounted higher — shirts with stripes and scrolls and plaids in coral and apple-green and lavender and faint orange, and monograms of Indian blue.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He was holding out to her the tiny monogrammed square.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • His blue silk pajamas had "WD" monogrammed on the pocket.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Of the four crystal glasses engraved with the count’s monogram that stood before his plate, Pierre held out one at random and drank with enjoyment, gazing with ever-increasing amiability at the other guests.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I picked October, as it is a golden month with better-than-average weather, and my initials would be O.O. for October Owens, which would make an interesting monogram.
    Sue Monk Kidd  --  The Secret Life of Bees
  • Do you know that the United States is the only country in history that has ever used its own monogram as a symbol of depravity?
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • All my wedding silver has to be polished, the monogrammed table linen ought to be laundered!
    Tennessee Williams  --  The Glass Menagerie
  • There was a monogram in the corner in which were the initials "R. K. B."
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Now he’s stripped except for a long undershirt with fancy monograms sewed red on front and back.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • When he was done, he dabbed his lips with a monogrammed linen napkin and peered down at his victim.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Next to this cabinet I saw a chest bound with hoops of iron, its lid bearing a copper plaque that displayed the Nautilus’s monogram with its motto Mobilis in Mobili.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It was addressed to his daughter and the monogram "J.U.C."
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  Love in the Time of Cholera
  • The envelope was of paper as thick as bark; on the oblong yellow paper there was a huge monogram, and the letter smelt of agreeable scent.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • He purchased a box of delicately colored and scented writing paper in monogram, which he kept locked in one of the drawers.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Mama—a monogrammed suitcase from El Gallo for taking to the capital.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • Now they belonged to no one; they were downgraded into stacks and heaps of objects, they were roughly handled, and only occasionally, when I was carrying an armful of underclothes, did the faint scent of someone’s favourite perfume rise from them very delicately, like a memory, or I might glimpse coloured monograms on a white background for a moment.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • I felt something promising at the bottom of my purse and pulled it out: it was a teensy pencil from a monogrammed set my mother had given me for Christmas: a box of pencils "my color," red, and inscribed with my so-called name in gold letters: Jolinda.
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • The passenger seat was filled with books, heavy black volumes with gold monograms.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • He pointed to an entwined monogram of two letters executed in platinum.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • He gets hearty, self-aware laughs from the female infantry-always a nice way to start things off-and then Long cracks his white-leather monogrammed Bible at the bookmark: "Thus the Lord says unto you, ’Be not afraid or dismayed by reason of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.’ "
    Ron Suskind  --  A Hope in the Unseen
  • The car keys were also impressive; they were set in monogrammed heads of sterling silver.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • A thin, acrid pall as of the tomb seemed to lie everywhere upon this room decked and furnished as for a bridal: upon the valance curtains of faded rose color, upon the rose-shaded lights, upon the dressing table, upon the delicate array of crystal and the man’s toilet things backed with tarnished silver, silver so tarnished that the monogram was obscured.
    William Faulkner  --  A Rose for Emily
  • Gummy Larson had sent Hubert Coffee, who, on account of his white suits and silk monogrammed drawers, was supposed to have finesse and the gentlemanly approach, to try to persuade Dr. Stanton to use his influence to get the Boss to throw the basic medical-center contract to Larson.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • This seemed as natural to Newland Archer as all the other conventions on which his life was moulded: such as the duty of using two silver-backed brushes with his monogram in blue enamel to part his hair, and of never appearing in society without a flower (preferably a gardenia) in his buttonhole.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • Sweat was pouring off his face, and Tradd was wiping him dry with a white linen handkerchief monogrammed with his initials.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • His socks were of grand silk, trousers with a banker’s stripe; he had several pairs of shoes, fine Walkovers that of course never wrinkled below the instep, much less wore out, a belt with a gothic monogram.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • …papers black with the accumulation of ancient dust as though they had been smoked, occupied all the space between the two windows; on the walls hung Turkish firearms, whips, a sabre, two maps, some anatomical diagrams, a portrait of Hoffland, a monogram woven in hair in a blackened frame, and a diploma under glass; a leather sofa, torn and worn into hollows in parts, was placed between two huge cupboards of birch-wood; on the shelves books, boxes, stuffed birds, jars, and phials were…
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
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