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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR GORGEOUS

He found Boabdil in one of the most gorgeous halls of his gorgeous palace.

The walls were hung with stuffs of gorgeous colouring and elaborate design.

She only replied by bending her knee upon the gorgeous cushion before her.

Staged this season with magnificent cast and gorgeous properties.

The play has been staged with magnificent cast and gorgeous properties.

He considers his own future very good and gorgeous, of course.

Orient, gorgeous, and flushed with color and light, like the morning!

He received visitors in the hall, wearing a gorgeous livery.

To eyes ignorant of its horror it would have been an amazing and gorgeous sight.

What has Sir Walter done for Scotland, to deserve so gorgeous a monument?

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "splendid, showy" (of clothing), from Middle French gorgias "elegant, fashionable," of unknown origin; perhaps literally "necklace" (and thus "fond of jewelry"), from Old French gorge "bosom, throat," also "something adorning the throat." A connection to the Greek proper name Gorgias (supposedly in reference to a notorious sophist) also has been proposed. Related: Gorgeousness.

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