Definitions

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  • adjective covered with beads or jewels or sequins.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of bespangle.

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Examples

  • This means that people who look up at the night sky bespangled with stars and say “Suddenly I feel so small” have it all wrong.

    World Wide Mind

  • This means that people who look up at the night sky bespangled with stars and say “Suddenly I feel so small” have it all wrong.

    World Wide Mind

  • Men are only gregarious vertebrates, domesticated and evolved, and the chances are large that it was because the Greek girl had in her time dealt with wilder masculine beasts of the human sort; for she turned upon the man with hell's tides aflood in her blazing eyes, much as a bespangled lady upon a lion which has suddenly imbibed the pernicious theory that he is a free agent.

    THE SCORN OF WOMEN

  • Men are only gregarious vertebrates, domesticated and evolved, and the chances are large that it was because the Greek girl had in her time dealt with wilder masculine beasts of the human sort; for she turned upon the man with hell's tides aflood in her blazing eyes, much as a bespangled lady upon a lion which has suddenly imbibed the pernicious theory that he is a free agent.

    Jack London Play:The Scorn of Women

  • Last night at Milk Studios in the meatpacking, a pair of Chinese dancing dragons opened a show that featured the designers' signature corsets bespangled and beaded, sequined and jeweled, tube dresses, cat suits, cinchers and capelets; a black and white "poncho" would be fabulous on say, Liza Minelli.

    Regina Weinreich: Fashion Week: Night Out with The Blonds

  • As they worked, the fog-bank lifted and the black vault of heaven, bespangled with the old familiar stars, rushed into view.

    The Lost Poacher

  • Last night at Milk Studios in the meatpacking, a pair of Chinese dancing dragons opened a show that featured the designers' signature corsets bespangled and beaded, sequined and jeweled, tube dresses, cat suits, cinchers and capelets; a black and white "poncho" would be fabulous on say, Liza Minelli.

    Regina Weinreich: Fashion Week: Night Out with The Blonds

  • While Monsieur Delluc had a fine imagination, I doubt he could have imagined the bespangled behemoth the Oscar telecast has become, awash in fashion frippery and pointless speculation.

    Lisa Nesselson: A Film Without an Award is Like a Fish Without a Bicycle

  • While Monsieur Delluc had a fine imagination, I doubt he could have imagined the bespangled behemoth the Oscar telecast has become, awash in fashion frippery and pointless speculation.

    A Film Without an Award is Like a Fish Without a Bicycle

  • Describing a command performance before King George V and Queen Mary at the London Palladium in 1926, a critic wrote, "In her bespangled gown, a hairdo in layers, and wearing a long string of orchids, she made a dazzling and towering theatrical figure whose love for the audience was returned to her in waves."

    Jewish Women in Comedy - Sophie Tucker

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