OSTENTATIOUS in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of OSTENTATIOUS
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ostentatious
 a.  showy; pretentious; trying to attract attention
Classic Sentence:
1  Scarlett had a suspicion that Rhett had gone to great pains to have the ring made up and, for pure meanness, had ordered it made as ostentatious as possible.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
2  Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience; but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
3  In the less ostentatious house, No.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
4  "Well, that's partly it," said Mr. Venn, with ostentatious sentiment.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
5  Bazarov did not like this measured, somewhat ostentatious punctuality in daily life, 'like moving along rails,' he pronounced it to be; the footmen in livery, the decorous stewards, offended his democratic sentiments.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
6  He attended Democratic rallies and he ostentatiously voted the Democratic ticket.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
7  To this gentleman, Stubb was now politely introduced by the Guernsey-man, who at once ostentatiously put on the aspect of interpreting between them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
8  While the Frenchman's boats, then, were engaged in towing the ship one way, Stubb benevolently towed away at his whale the other way, ostentatiously slacking out a most unusually long tow-line.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
9  The crowd fell apart, now, and the Sheriff came through, ostentatiously leading Potter by the arm.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
10  He felt that his blighted affections were quite dead now, and though he should never cease to be a faithful mourner, there was no occasion to wear his weeds ostentatiously.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
11  She was never, as I think I have said, ostentatiously affectionate, but she was heard by the coachman chatting with the Colonel in a friendly fashion.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
12  A shopkeeper with red pimples on his cheeks near the nose, and a calm, persistent, calculating expression on his plump face, hurriedly and ostentatiously approached the officer, swinging his arms.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 11: CHAPTER XXI
Example Sentence:
1  Donald Trump's latest casino in Atlantic City is the most ostentatious gambling palace in the East.
2  She carried her car keys on an ostentatious gold key ring.