Example sentences for: ostentation

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

  • The second name, the (special) name, modesta , means modest in the sense of free from ostentation (Cynthia was struck by the moth's drab garb).

  • The ostentation of the exterior hints at what might lie within.

  • Vulgar still carries the strong denotation exemplified in the first (hence the most frequently encountered) sense, “characterized by ignorance of or lack of good breeding or taste: vulgar ostentation .” It has congeners, like vulgarian “a vulgar person”; vulgarism “ 1. the state or quality of being vulgar.

  • Once upon a time, colorful clothing was the sign of unspeakable naiveté or ridiculous ostentation, to be shunned in favor of black by all properly bemused and detached critics of society.


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