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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FURNITURE

For its being a little bare of furniture, all such places were.

The furniture screened the two watchers, and he fancied himself alone.

Sir, it is a useless piece of furniture to me; I do not understand these things.

At first, by the aid of the furniture, she was able to get to the balcony.

Then I shall have money to get all the furniture and the rugs and things we truly need.

Peter's furniture had come and he had been placing it without telling her.

He will go into a palace, where all the furniture will be of gold, encrusted in diamonds.

Had her poor little room doubled its size and trebled its furniture?

"You'll have to get some furniture," Martin continued placidly.

The only other furniture were a flour-barrel and a dry-goods box.

WORD ORIGIN

1520s, "act of furnishing," from Middle French fourniture, from fournir "furnish" (see furnish). Sense of "chairs, tables, etc.; household stuff" (1570s) is unique to English; most other European languages derive their words for this from Latin mobile "movable."

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