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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR APPLIANCE

And, indeed, every means and appliance of bodily comfort was at hand.

The appliance for lifting the bucket was of the most primitive type.

This required drills, fuse-powder, and all the appliance of the quarry.

So does every tool, appliance, and machine we use, and so do all the people with whom we interact.

No horses, after this appliance, were afflicted with sore backs.

"Every appliance for making a good thing of it," said Mr. Burnet.

Such an appliance would have been the delight of Master Gamain.

Energy, so that every opportunity and every appliance shall be used to the utmost.

The skilled oarsman does not need an appliance that the beginner might welcome.

The iniquity which was bound up in the heart of that child resisted every appliance.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "action of putting into use," from apply + -ance. Meaning "instrument, thing applied for a purpose" is from 1590s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR APPLIANCE

accessory

nounornament; accompanying item; supplementary part
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