Example sentences for: ornament

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

  • But there are genuine regionalism lurking in both the written and the spoken language: corinna (an Aboriginal name for the Tasmanian tiger), mariner (a corruption of the Aboriginal merrina for a seashell used as a physical ornament), quoib (an Aboriginal term for a wombat), and wing-wang (again an Aboriginal term, this time for a fiery piece of lighted bark thrown by Aborigines).

  • Today, sober or smoldering brunettes leave their natural roots in place and add blondness to taste, as a patent ornament and sophisticated reference.

  • Bodily ornament originally was undertaken to create the self, to deck the outward being with the inward knowledge that trouble must be taken and nature distorted in careful ways and at personal cost, so as to make forever clear the gulf between a responsible adult and an infant or a beast.

  • Indeed, as the capital ages, its history is increasingly becoming whatever associative past you can conjure up as ornament, reward, or weapon.

  • As Emmet Ray, the fictional 1940s jazz guitarist in Woody Allen's unexpectedly delectable Sweet and Lowdown , he lifts his voice about an octave and wears a small waxed mustache as if it were a fancy hood ornament.


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