assortment

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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ASSORTMENT

We have a shop close by, where you will find an assortment of all the articles that are most in request.

The shopwoman displayed her assortment of cotillion objects.

When the "assortment" was weighed she made Lisa add some jelly and gherkins to it.

I examined the assortment in the case, counting a total of twenty-eight shirts.

With his hands he kept fumbling an assortment of clippings, memoranda, and copy.

At noon Frank was brought an assortment of food that made his eye bulge.

But such an assortment the author has not been able to find.

Ask my slaves if such an assortment of shawls was ever yet beheld.'

Now we're going to make your assortment of limbs a little incomplete.

He handed the assortment to Miss Thomas with a sheepish grin.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, "action of assorting," from assort + -ment. Sense of "group of things of the same sort" is attested from 1759; that of "group of things whether the same sort or not" from 1791.

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