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synonyms for diamond in the rough

  • design
  • first draft
  • first stab
  • mock-up
  • raw material
  • rough outline
  • rough sketch
  • study
  • unlicked cub
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How to use diamond in the rough in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Such throats are trying, are they not?In case one catches cold; Ah, yes!
BOYS AND GIRLS BOOKSHELF; A PRACTICAL PLAN OF CHARACTER BUILDING, VOLUME I (OF 17)VARIOUS
The camp grew still, except for the rough and ready cook pottering about the fire, boiling buffalo-meat and mixing biscuit-dough.
RAW GOLDBERTRAND W. SINCLAIR
It was only a hut of rough boards, carelessly knocked together for a shepherd's temporary home.
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
He reached up for her big, rough straw hat that hung on a peg outside the door, and put it on her head.
THE AWAKENING AND SELECTED SHORT STORIESKATE CHOPIN
The commander-in-chief still kept him attached to the headquarter staff, and constantly employed him on special service.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
England proclaimed a rough indignation at the demand for Gibraltar, which Austria had made in behalf of Spain.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
So far Murat had always held subordinate commands; his great ambition was to become the commander-in-chief of an independent army.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
Their jurisdictions overlapped and the Gascon would play second fiddle to no one save to his great brother-in-law.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
You never know when you are going to stumble upon a jewel in the most out-of-the-way corner.
MUSIC-STUDY IN GERMANYAMY FAY
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

  • design
  • diamond in the rough
  • first draft
  • first stab
  • mock-up
  • raw material
  • rough outline
  • rough sketch
  • study
  • unlicked cub
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.