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No shaft that Percival was able to fashion had point enough to pierce it.

He has an air, it is true, but his air is not a breeze, like the air of a pretender to fashion.

For half an hour he rode in this fashion with his heart beating at his teeth.

Be a brother after thy own fashion, only see it be a brother thou art.

"But they must be sorry folk to bow down to the rich in such a fashion," said big John.

It was Burke who offered a diversion, a crude interruption after his own fashion.

At last we said, 'Evidently it is the fashion of this country to fight.

There is a fashion just now to call it dangerous and the tricycle safe.

Our meal was a perfectly English dinner, served and eaten in the English fashion.

In her own fashion she was a good sort, and better looking than most women past forty.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "shape, manner, mode," from Old French façon (12c.) "face, appearance; construction, pattern, design; thing done; beauty; manner, characteristic feature," from Latin factionem (nominative factio) "group of people acting together," literally "a making or doing," from facere "to make" (see factitious).

Sense of "prevailing custom" is from late 15c.; that of "style of attire" is from 1520s.

Fashion plate (1851) originally was "full-page picture in a popular magazine showing the prevailing or latest style of dress," in reference to the typographic "plate" from which it was printed. Transfered sense of "well-dressed person" had emerged by 1920s.

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