Example sentences for: ornament

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

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

  • Perhaps inevitably, the church’s most elaborate ornament is the altar of St. Ignatius Loyola, covering the tomb of the Jesuits’ Spanish founder in the left transept.

  • An article wades into the fish car-ornament controversy, making the case that the ornament showing a fish with legs and the word "Darwin" is a grotesque affront to Christians.

  • Male skating costume, like male evening dress, is still meant to offset the fantastic extremes of the women's costumes, which run to exposure, asymmetry, and fluttering ornament, just like Ginger Rogers' dancing dresses in the early 1930s.

  • Dingbat , in the printing sense of a typographic ornament [like the open book symbol at the end of this review], was once slang but is now standard English.


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