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 Meanings and Examples of DECORATIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
 a.  ornamental; embellishing; serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose
Classic Sentence: (93 in 7 pages)
1  The company, in obedience to the decorative instinct which calls for fine clothes in fine surroundings, had dressed rather with an eye to Mrs. Bry's background than to herself.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
2  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
3  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
4  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
5  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
6  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
7  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
8  Even while they were removing their overshoes they were peeping at the new decorations.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER VI
9  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
10  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
11  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
12  She was gazing up too, but not at the decorations.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
13  "The decorations, I suppose, are left over from the Coronation," said Mrs. Parker.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 7
14  Then I got a big pebble from the river, and came and hammered till I had flattened a coil in the decorations, and the verdigris came off in powdery flakes.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In V
15  The decorations of the boudoir had then been left entirely to Madame Danglars and Lucien Debray.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
Example Sentence: (31 in 3 pages)
16  The apartment was spacious, in other words, and elegantly decorated, but it wasn't clear anyone actually lived there.
17  In a small room adjoining the cathedral, visitors can see this ornately decorated chalice made by famous European goldsmith.
18  Before the trial, he mailed off all his court documents to family members in elaborately decorated envelopes.
19  A few strange, antique portraits of the men and women of other days decorated the stained walls.
20  The decorator appointed the hotel with ultramodern furnishings.
21  It was a building without any adornment or decoration.
22  He is an expert on Islamic decoration.
23  The decoration and furnishings had to be practical enough for a family home.
24  Such decoration was a typical feature of the baroque period.
25  A home does not consist in the quality of its architecture and decoration.
26  His style of interior decoration was eclectic: bits and pieces of furnishings from widely divergent periods, strikingly juxtaposed to create a unique decor.
27  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.
28  Our gardener is a jack of all trades, he can do carpentering, decorating, a bit of plumbing, and so on.
29  They've also agreed to decorate their shop windows with slightly bigger manikins.
30  Girls of this school like to quilt small things to decorate their bedrooms.