EMBELLISH in a Sentence

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embellish
 v.  adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
Example Sentence:
1  The costume designer can embellish the leading lady's ball gown with yards and yards of ribbon and lace.
2  The mystery has been heightened by embellishment in subsequent retellings.
3  Most of these recipes are beyond minimalist: they never do in two steps what can be done in one, and they need no embellishment.
4  The stern was embellished with carvings in red and blue.
5  The door of the old church was embellished with decorations.
6  The leather cover of the new dictionary was embellished with gold letters.
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  "Nothing can embellish a beautiful face more than a narrow band drawn over the brow," says Richter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
2  You have shown your relish for it by the enthusiasm which has prompted you to chronicle, and, if you will excuse my saying so, somewhat to embellish so many of my own little adventures.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
3  Her voice, strong and clear in tone, attacked with great spirit the runs which embellish the air and though she sang very rapidly she did not miss even the smallest of the grace notes.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In THE DEAD
4  He could also "embellish" his words by the simple expedient of half-closing, half-winking one eye; which trick communicated to some of his satirical utterances quite a mordant effect.
Dead Souls By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII
5  Some day I'll tell you with embellishments just where and how I stole him and how narrowly I missed getting shot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
6  His words were brief and expressive, conveying all that was meant, and no more; no embellishments, no embroidery, no arabesques.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 7 THE INTERIOR* OF THE MUSKETEERS
7  Then Dr. Johnson blandly assured us that education was needful solely for the embellishments of life, and was useless for ordinary vermin.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In VI
8  She heard it all under embellishment.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
9  Its smell and its colour are an embellishment of life, not a condition of it.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
10  When you talked about notching ears and slitting noses I judged that that was your own embellishment, because white men don't take that sort of revenge.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
11  She gazed concernedly at the dusky fingers she held in her own, and also at her dress; which she feared had gained no embellishment from its contact with his.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
12  The chisel had made three or four of these attempts at embellishment over his nose, but had given them up without an effort to smooth them off.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
13  Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most remorseless tribes, as the dainty embellished shape of many species of sharks.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
14  In the meantime, the forest began to change its hues, losing that lively green which had embellished its arches, in the graver light which is the usual precursor of the close of day.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13
15  To the north stretched the limpid, and, as it appeared from that dizzy height, the narrow sheet of the "holy lake," indented with numberless bays, embellished by fantastic headlands, and dotted with countless islands.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14