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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ADORN

Never mind; give it all the same; the picture will be of use, and we will adorn our attic with it.

In his present mood he was inclined to adorn himself with as many of them as possible.

Not even the does and kangaroos that adorn the Park distracted or detained him?

She had thought that the young woman would try to adorn her habitation.

Go back to the lies and hypocrisies of society, and the brainless, mashers who adorn it!

Then one of them asked him, "And you, O Cyrus, when will you adorn yourself?"

What followed does not amount to much when it comes to action with which to adorn a tale.

Because,” said they, “of the noble qualities that adorn your mind.

Are you sure,” said he, “you love me for the qualities that adorn my mind?

I have not one of the graceful accomplishments that adorn society.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.

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