Example sentences for: debutante

How can you use “debutante” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The New York Times reports that debutante balls are coming back.

  • Mrs. Eleanor Sutherland, the vivacious wife of the petroleum magnate, H. R. Sutherland, is hosting a midsummer patio brunch with her friend of many a social season, Grace Walthum, wife of Sam Walthum, considered by many to be the richest man in the state, in honor of Sandra Chapman, the young Illinois debutante and intended wife of Tom Weed, Republican candidate for governor.

  • Turning the cutout letters of Emily Post's Advice to Debutantes into a debutante's dress (designed by Evans and Wong, 1996), or knitting the preamble to the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence into a cashmere sweater (designed by Joseph Golden, 1997), or even just making a dress out of random alphabet-lace (French, late 1920s)--all these are ways of flaunting modern fashion's basic iconoclasm.

  • Harper's Bazaar introduced a Debutante Department in 1928 to gain market information for advertisers; it surveyed three thousand well-to-do young women, rewarding each with a grab bag of cosmetic gifts.

  • Wigand appears to have no friends, and his wife (a nearly unrecognizable Diane Venora), a Southern debutante type who clearly didn't bargain for a life of social and financial ostracization, is on the verge of bailing out on him even before the bullets start appearing in the family's mailbox and the death threats on Wigand's computer.


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