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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bedizen.


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  • After all, rare is the writing for the stage that can make casual if telling use of the word "bedizened," an adjective that itself amplifies our appreciation of the discourse on display: Synge's gift for verbal ornamentation was rich indeed.

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  • Oh, and I think someone who can produce the glorious phrase ‘gorgeously-bedizened gasbag’ is not someone who missed out on a visit by the fairy godmother of lyricism in their crib.

    And Again, Love « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Roman tales of Cleopatra as louche and languid, a bedizened wastrel, are probably crudely slanted.

    In All Her Infinite Variety

  • Their hair was bedizened by hundreds of tiny silver-white water beads.

    Here Comes Another Lesson

  • Mark the grace with which he vaults nimbly into the driver's seat beside the bedizened trot in the feathered bonnet-his aunt, doubtless-and with an expert chuck on the reins sets the team in motion and bogs the whole contraption axeldeep in the gumbo.


  • With your colored eyes, you must have viewed those great ladies who stand on the high, bright terrace, turning ironically at their narrow waists, while the bedizened trains of their gowns, spreading out on the stairs, trail off on the sand in the garden.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • The picture showed a lady sitting there upright, bedizened in a fur hat and fur boa, with her entire forearm vanishing inside a heavy fur muff that she held out toward the viewer.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • Well Mr. Rennie, the Midterm Roundup thinks you are bedizened.

    Midterm Roundup

  • “I should have said so too,” quoth Sigismund, “for I had peeped into her bedroom before she went thither, and it was so bedizened that a queen or a princess might have slept in it and why should the wench get out of her good quarters, with all her friends about her to guard her, and go out to wander in the forest?”

    Anne of Geierstein

  • There were only present, Sir William Ashton and Colonel Douglas Ashton, the last in full regimentals; Bucklaw, in bridegroom trim; Craigengelt, freshly equipt from top to toe by the bounty of his patron, and bedizened with as much lace as might have become the dress of the Copper Captain; together with the Rev.Mr. Bide-the-Bent; the presence of a minister being, in strict Presbyterian families, an indispensable requisite upon all occasions of unusual solemnity.

    The Bride of Lammermoor


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  • JM is a'going out and is well bedizened!!

    September 22, 2010

  • "Bedizened or stark

    naked, man, the self, the being we call human, writing-

    master to this world, griffons a dark

    "Like does not like like that is obnoxious"; and writes error

    with four

    r’s. "

    Marianne Moore 'The Pangolin'

    June 15, 2010

  • "the number on the back of the sign is rising

    the gamelan attack of the trines aligning

    chance will leave the sky bedizened

    sliding on the wide horizon

    never is the start of a clever lying

    staring at the black of the blind spot hiding

    the universe's private bower

    these are none but shining hours"

    -None but Shining Hours, the Books

    May 25, 2009

  • Gabriela, with submission to my secretary's better taste, was not altogether so repulsive; whether by dint of being outrageously bedizened, or because I looked at her in the raree-shew box of her fortune.

    - Lesage, The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane, tr. Smollett, bk 9 ch. 1

    October 7, 2008