Example sentences for: ornamentation

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

  • Built onto the castle walls, at first glance this picture-book array of turrets, terraces, and arches could easily pass for authentic medieval fortifications, but they are in fact too good to be true, constructed around the turn of this century as pure ornamentation.

  • Similarly, Bombay furniture (a style combining European forms with Indian ornamentation) provided the metonymic euphemism The Bombay; the Oxford English Dictionary tells us that the name is possibly attributable to the Bombay chair , wherein chamberpots were placed, as it was common in the past to have one's chamberpot concealed in a piece of furniture, which could then be proudly displayed.

  • Faludi sets out to discover why men are so resistant to women's advancement but ends up with a sympathetic portrait of the sorry state of American manhood, faulting the culture of "ornamentation" and the economy's removal of men from meaningful jobs.

  • Maybe that explains Susan Faludi's enigmatic visage on the cover of Newsweek --participating in the ornamentation thing, but knowing better.

  • It is now "one of the grandest and most mind-bendingly ornate theaters in America, an eclectic melange of Art Nouveau and other turn-of-the-century ornamentation and a triumph of the restorer's art," says Time 's Bruce Handy.


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