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 Meanings and Examples of FRINGE
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fringe
 n.  margin; periphery; decorative border of hanging threads, cords, or strips, often attached to a separate band
Classic Sentence: (51 in 4 pages)
1  Her iron-gray hair was eked out by a curled false fringe that was proudly brown and disdained to match the rest of her hair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
2  The fringe of women on foot and in carriages grew greater and greater, and the heat of the close-packed bodies and dust rising from restless feet were suffocating.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
3  It was a long yellow sash, made of thick China silk and edged with heavy fringe.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
4  "It's beautiful," he repeated, fingering the fringe.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
5  Scarlett shivered as she watched him run down the walk to the carriage, his saber glinting in the feeble winter sunlight, the fringe of his sash dancing jauntily.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
6  Mrs. Elsing dropped her sewing box on the floor and came back into the room, her false fringe jerking awry.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
7  She felt that the moment was tremendous, and remembered suddenly that Mrs. Peniston's black brocade, with the cut jet fringe, would have been hers at the end of the season.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
8  He shrivelled up, Antonia said, until he looked like a little old yellow monkey, for his beard and his fringe of hair never changed colour.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
9  The brigade was halted in the fringe of a grove.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 4
10  Having finished his scrutiny, he proceeded slowly down the path, or rather down the fringe of grass which flanked the path, keeping his eyes riveted upon the ground.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
11  Silently they manoeuvred in their water world, poised in the blue patch made by the sky, or shot silently to the edge where the grass, trembling, made a fringe of nodding shadow.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
12  The Victorian mantle with the bead fringe.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
13  Your mother is quite anxious about it, but cannot very well spare time to sit down herself, because of her fringe.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
14  Her jacket was black, with black beads sewn upon it, and a fringe of little black jet ornaments.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. A CASE OF IDENTITY
15  The Boscombe Pool is thickly wooded round, with just a fringe of grass and of reeds round the edge.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE BOSCOMBE VALLEY MYSTERY
Example Sentence:
1  This is an enormous field of which l can here touch only the fringe.
2  The company plans to beef up our fringe benefit.
3  The environment is no longer a fringe issue.
4  The girl wears her hair in a fringe.
5  The fringe benefits include free health insurance.
6  Demands for a separate Siberia are confined for now to the lunatic fringe.
7  A flag with a fringe is an ensign, a military flag.
8  I can't imagine Arizona voters think their tax dollars are well served by a legislature that is less focused on their lives than in fringe right-wing radio conspiracy theories.
9  Parapsychology is a fringe science because it involves research that does not fit within standard theoretical models accepted by mainstream science.
10  It's a familiar charge from the conservative fringe, that Obama is somehow different and doesn't view America as an exceptional paragon but is obsessed with apologizing for its failings.
11  She was dressed in pure white; amber-colored scarf was passed over her shoulder and across her breast, fringed ends below her knee.
12  She was dressed in pure white; an amber - coloured scarf was passed over her shoulder and across her breast, tied at the side, and descending in long, fringed ends below her knee.
13  It is on the fringes of higher education, through its contribution to research, which provides an educational resource for students.