Example sentences for: ornamental

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

  • This "ornamental culture" is like a perpetual twilight of adolescence; it is a thwarted adulthood.

  • Moving outward from the center, one passes from stately, ornamental 16th-century apartment buildings with shuttered windows, wrought-iron balconies, and brick facades to the Baroque palaces of the Bourbons, and later Neo-classical buildings meant to convey authority.

  • The other sort of masculinity she calls "ornamental," and it is just that, the ornaments of cigars/leather chairs/Porsches/babes that festoon the pages of Details , Esquire , and the New York Times "Men's Fashions" supplement.

  • There are nationalities and ethnic groups so confident, so satisfied with themselves that ethnic epithets either bounce off them like pebbles off an elephant or are adopted as amusing or even ornamental.

  • The main street, Queen Street, pays tribute to the Anglo-Saxon myth with its clock tower, white clapboard and red-brick houses, the grand Prince of Wales Hotel, tea shops serving buns and buttered scones, and the lovingly restored Niagara Apothecary (1866) displaying old-fashioned medicine jars in walnut cabinets under ornamental crystal gaslights.


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