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  • v. Present participle of adorn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Ornament; decoration.


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  • An Arab does not care what he spends in adorning his niches; let a handsomely painted plate or a tasteful vase or a delicately cut glass cost what it may, if it looks well he buys it.

    Memoirs of an Arabian Princess

  • -- It is thought that he did this to use the elaborate sculpture in adorning his palace.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Their adorning is to be effected by means of good works: not that they are to be clothed in, or with, them (Eph 2: 10).

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • With a new name adorning the number one position after almost every match, the Daredevils, who climbed to the coveted position after trampling over event's whipping boys Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets, would have to up the ante when they take on Sachin Tendulkar's army for the first time in the tournament.

    Times Now

  • What they had in common was not the name adorning their bloody altars but that which they either did not know or denied:

    The New American

  • The change was inspired; with its new name adorning advertising circulars, the valley quickly attracted settlers from all over the country.


  • She is described as adorning brides and bringing them to the wedding canopy in honor.

    Dulcea of Worms.

  • Never gazed at the countless labels adorning Enoteca Il Volto, or saw the Campo Santa Margherita at midnight, or learned which bars offer the best cicchetti – toothpick-friendly foods to go with wine.

    A Long-Awaited Weekend in Venice

  • The travellers and their attendant group of urchins had now passed out of sight behind a screen of the thick foliage, which we have described as adorning the sheltered bottom of the glen.

    A Child of the Glens or, Elsie's Fortune

  • Here and there an exceedingly fresh and clean "market store," brilliant with the highly colored labels adorning tinned soups and meats and edibles in glass jars, alluringly presented itself to the passer-by.

    T. Tembarom


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