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  • The hotel is decorated with ornate furniture, lots of carved designs, and gold leaf gilding.
  • It was the most ornate church I’ve ever seen.
  • I don’t care for her ornate style of speech.
  • It was a magnificent mirror, as high as the ceiling, with an ornate gold frame, standing on two clawed feet.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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  • We stop before the ornate iron gate of a slaver’s home, and the Tribesman checks my manacles, his tan robes swishing softly as he moves around me.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The draping sleeves were incredibly dramatic, and I was in awe of her ability to walk with the ornate headdress she was wearing.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • On a slightly raised platform, Maxon, Kriss, and I sat at an ornate table.
    Kiera Cass  --  The One
  • These were not the gray, utilitarian wagons I’d gotten used to seeing on Cairnholm, but like something from a circus, painted every color of the rainbow, sporting ornately carved roofs and doors, pulled by long-maned horses, and driven by men and women whose bodies fluttered with beaded necklaces and bright scarves.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The letter was handwritten on fine, unlined paper in looping script so ornate it was almost calligraphy, the black ink varying in tone like that of an old fountain pen.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • As an American with limited experience outside the United States, I was dazzled by the age of the buildings and marveled at their ornate architecture.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy

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  • I was walking down the wide, ornately papered hallway.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • She ran her finger carefully over the carving in the back, knowing without having to look that it was an ornate cursive G. "Are you sure you don’t mind spending your birthday on Walden?"
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • The ornate gables, the tiered pavilions that teetered dangerously close to the cliff’s edge, the rounded temples stretching to the heavens.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • She was clad not in her usual white gown, but rather in a dark tunic and loose trousers, and she clutched an ornately carved wooden staff in one hand.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Each step was perhaps a foot in width, so he was six feet from Fezzik, six feet from the large, ornate green-handled door that opened onto the final level.
    William Goldman  --  The Princess Bride
  • The city boasted having 59,500 buildings, many of them — such as the Courthouse and the Tribune Building — large and ornately decorated.
    Jim Murphy  --  The Great Fire
  • The furniture, a mixture of Logan-crafted walnut and oak, included a walnut bed whose ornate headboard rose halfway up the wall toward the high ceiling, a grand chiffonier with a floor-length mirror, a large rolltop desk which had once been Grandpa’s but now belonged to Mama, and the four oak chairs, two of them rockers, which Grandpa had made for Big Ma as a wedding present.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry
  • The woman had an ornate chain around her neck.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book
  • On the mantelpiece an ornate gold clock with a domed glass front ticks loudly.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • As my mom reached the ornate fountain that marks the entryway into our Princeville community, they heard the wail of sirens approaching.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer
  • Here’s a large ornate room crammed with trinkets and crates and books and mechanical parts.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Ornate and understated at the same time.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • Barbara crafted an ornate, lacy valentine for me to pin on my bulletin board inviting the class for the holiday weekend.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was a large table model with an ornate shell-shaped speaker and it brought us many years of joy.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • From its fittings—its badly worn but still comfortable seats, the ornate and now tarnished chandeliers—Sophie could tell that the venerable coach had once carried people first-class; save for a singular difference, it might have been one of those cars of her girlhood in which her father—always the stylish voyager—had taken the family to Vienna or Bozen or Berlin.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • At the back are two grandiose entranceways with carvings around them and ornate insets above the doors, inscribed in curvy, solemn lettering: GIRLS and BOYS.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • In fact, the spidery handwriting was so faded and so ornate that it hardly seemed worth the trouble of deciphering it.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Turning away (so that I missed the rest of the sentence) he sidestepped a book face-down on the carpet and a teacup ringed with brown on the inside, and ushered me instead to an ornate upholstered chair, tucked and shirred, with fringe and a complicated button-studded seat — a Turkish chair, as I later learned; he was one of the few people in New York who still knew how to upholster them.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • The Glass Terrace is as ornate as Blonos’s classroom was bare and lives up to its name.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • Huge Corinthian columns soared above me, capped with ornate heroic carvings.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Pollux weeps against the mantel of an ornate fireplace.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • He flipped the book open to the front page, where the title was printed in ornate script.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • We move into a formal living room with ornate molding and green velvet settees, so full of heavy furniture I can hardly see the floor.
    Kathryn Stockett  --  The Help
  • The ornate sign reaching to the sky like an electric peacock feather.
    Jay Asher  --  Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Her yellow pagne is double-wrapped and her ornate bodice cut low on her large bosom.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The houses were clean, ornate, and large.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Behind it loomed an ornate gold screen, etched with the figures of saints and martyrs, each with a flat gold disk behind his head representing a halo.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Instead there was a polished table on which a single wooden bowl sat between two ornate silver candlesticks.
    Jane Yolen  --  The Devils Arithmetic
  • The polished wooden box was about the size of a shoebox and had ornate hinges.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • We turned a corner and passed an ornate building carved out of black rock.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • Usually, this is a single, ornate chair from which the winning tribute watches a film of the highlights of the Games, but since there are two of us, the Gamemakers have provided a plush red velvet couch.
    Suzanne Collins  --  The Hunger Games
  • He stared at the ornate lettering in disbelief.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • They were ornate, barely legible, and always the same.
    Cornelia Funke  --  Inkheart
  • The 1700s-era stone inn that sold ornate ceramic vases; the black cows staring dumbly at their car from behind a wooden roadside fence; the New England village-style mall that had sprung up since they’d been gone.
    Sara Shepard  --  Pretty Little Liars
  • The drawing room was full of silent people, sitting at a long and ornate table.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Mulch rubbed his finger along an ornate banister.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl
  • In place of the usual plain leather band, Zar’roc was fastened to an ornate belt.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It was ornately scrolled in copper and brass, but it settled appreciably before Ullman pulled the gate across.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Each uniform had an ornate design embroidered in gold or silver on either its jacket breast pocket or blouse pocket.
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
  • I didn’t even pause at the ornately carved double doors to catch my breath before finding out what Alice had done.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  Breaking Dawn
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