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 Meanings and Examples of DECORATE
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 v.  add something to an object or place, especially in order to make it more attractive
Classic Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
1  She would form these very neatly out of pieces of twig, and would then decorate them with a flower or two and walk round them admiring them.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter III
2  The interval had not entirely been bestowed in holding council with his confederates, for De Bracy had found leisure to decorate his person with all the foppery of the times.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  There was fresh groundsel, too, for Miss Maylie's birds, with which Oliver, who had been studying the subject under the able tuition of the village clerk, would decorate the cages, in the most approved taste.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXII
4  The young man admitted that Laitner was a warm personal friend, who permitted Arobin's name to decorate the firm's letterheads and to appear upon a shingle that graced Perdido Street.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
5  Under the masonic aprons and insignia he saw the uniforms and decorations at which they aimed in ordinary life.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER VII
6  He narrated that episode so persistently and with so important an air that everyone believed in the merit and usefulness of his deed, and he had obtained two decorations for Austerlitz.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER XI
7  A large crowd of militiamen and domestics were moving toward her, and in their midst several men were supporting by the armpits and dragging along a little old man in a uniform and decorations.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
8  Then they dressed him in uniform with his decorations and placed his shriveled little body on a table.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER VIII
9  Prince Vasili, who having obtained a new post and some fresh decorations was particularly proud at this time, seemed to him a pathetic, kindly old man much to be pitied.
War and Peace(V5) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER XIX
10  Remembering what Aunt Pitty had told her about the Elsing finances, she wondered where the money for the satin dress had been obtained and for the refreshments and decorations and musicians too.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XXXV
11  Even while they were removing their overshoes they were peeping at the new decorations.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
12  Monsieur Ratignolle was prepared to take things seriously; the mets, the entre-mets, the service, the decorations, even the people.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Context  Highlight   In XXX
13  There were no decorations in the hall this time; but there was quite a crowd upon the platform, and almost every seat in the place was filled.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 28
14  Smiling beatifically, and wearing both his decorations, Napoleon reposed on a bed of straw on the platform, with the money at his side, neatly piled on a china dish from the farmhouse kitchen.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Context  Highlight   In Chapter VIII
15  She was gazing up too, but not at the decorations.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  Before the trial, he mailed off all his court documents to family members in elaborately decorated envelopes.
17  A few strange, antique portraits of the men and women of other days decorated the stained walls.
18  The decorator appointed the hotel with ultramodern furnishings.
19  It was a building without any adornment or decoration.
20  He is an expert on Islamic decoration.
21  The decoration and furnishings had to be practical enough for a family home.
22  Such decoration was a typical feature of the baroque period.
23  A home does not consist in the quality of its architecture and decoration.
24  His style of interior decoration was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings from widely divergent periods, strikingly juxtaposed to create a unique decor.
25  If you're not sure where to start when selecting Christmas decoration, spend a few minutes considering the colors that you want to focus in.
26  Our gardener is a jack of all trades, he can do carpentering, decorating, a bit of plumbing, and so on.
27  When he bought his house, he began to look for flowers and decorative shrubs, and began to read books dealing with horticultural matters.
28  It is unusual to have decorative girl's baseballs; but you can see pink baseball mitts there.
29  An ornamental plant is a plant that is grown for its decorative qualities, rather than for its commercial or other value.
30  She drew a decorative border around the picture.