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Stripped of its parade and tinsel, however, this theory is nothing but the old pantheism revived.
GOSPEL PHILOSOPHYJ. H. WARD
Clearly the sans-culotte of Brussels was a mere tinsel imitation of the genuine article at Paris.
BELGIUMGEORGE W. T. (GEORGE WILLIAM THOMSON) OMOND
Body greenish herl of Peacock,—ribbed with gold tinsel,—wrapt with red silk,—red hackle over all.
THE TEESDALE ANGLERR LAKELAND
It was Jim Carter, whose suit of cotton batting, decorated with tinsel and cedar, was most becoming.
THE STORY OF THE BIG FRONT DOORMARY FINLEY LEONARD
The harness is extremely gay, painted in all colours, red and blue and yellow, and made up with bits of tinsel and glitter.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
All the shabbiest tinsel and trappings of secular music passed across the trestles of this religious masquerade.
AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL REMINISCENCES WITH FAMILY LETTERS AND NOTES ON MUSICCHARLES GOUNOD
One may live in paint and tinsel, but one isn't absolutely without a soul.
THE TRAGIC MUSEHENRY JAMES
The sad-iron was carefully imitated, being of copper with coals of red tinsel and smoke-wreaths of dirty twisted cotton.
THE REIGN OF GREEDJOSE RIZAL
It is easy to understand that gold and silver thread of this pure description, unlike tinsel finery, it is not liable to tarnish.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
But among the tinsel and glitter of the gay world I sought in vain for peace and happiness.
WILD WESTERN SCENESJOHN BEAUCHAMP JONES
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO TINSEL

  • blatant
  • brassy
  • brazen
  • cheap
  • chintzy
  • flaunting
  • gaudy
  • glaring
  • glittering
  • kitschy
  • loud
  • meretricious
  • ornate
  • ostentatious
  • overdone
  • overwrought
  • raffish
  • screaming
  • showy
  • tawdry
  • tinsel
  • vulgar
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