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This product was touted as a revolutionary invention
  to praise something and make it known — especially to convince others to buy or believe
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  • This product was touted as a revolutionary invention
  • Youth isn’t always all it’s touted to be.
    Lawana Blackwell
  • Tonight is Nick’s much touted interview with Sharon Schieber.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • Within a matter of months, our half-forgotten Oregon band was on the cover of Time magazine being touted as "The Millennials’ Nirvana."
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went

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  • Now, because we’re talking to all your watchers now, I’d like to tout the overall program your own data feeds into, Mae.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • In the play it was touted as an infallible cure-all.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He touted their bravery and vowed that if war came, Polish soldiers would not give the Germans who dared to invade so much "as a button from their uniforms."
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • In 1891, the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce published a pamphlet touting their achievements.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • It was a slow, tout-like, humiliating business.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • O contempler la mer a l’ombre d’un haut figuier et touter tout autour les cris des hirondelles voltigeant dans l’azur parmi les oliviers!
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • On a tout perdu.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • NW: What I can tell you, however, is that no one was touting me in Kabul.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Periodically, a new golden boy would be touted as the one who would take him down, only to be run off his feet.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Talk that he was subhuman because he was black and Hitler’s refusal to shake his hand were touted around the world.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • " ’L’homme c’est rien—l’oeuvre c’est tout,’ as Gustave Flaubert wrote to George Sand."
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And if the will and letter are not destroyed, then you will have nothing but the consolation of having been dutiful et tout ce qui s’ensuit!
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • For they are a little people, smaller than Dwarves: less tout and stocky, that is, even when they are not actually much shorter.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • Even at this hour, touts stood outside nightclubs, holding free passes or cards that would give you discounts on drinks; Sebastian gestured them aside impatiently, snapping his annoyance in Czech.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • A tout venant le Coeur vend des Carreaux.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • c’est rigolo, tout ca !
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • "In our domain," the apologies for familiarity, the French phrase tout court, were all characteristic signs.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  Crime and Punishment
  • The froeken, bonne a tout faire, who rubs male nakedness in the bath at Upsala.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • I was still some 429 points away from grand-master status, but I was touted as the Great American Hope, a child prodigy and a girl to boot.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Keep them from wasting their much touted skills on one another.
    John Gardner  --  Grendel
  • It flopped quietly, like many much-touted orders.
    Alexander Solzhenitsyn  --  One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
  • Vous avez change tout cela.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • One day he saw a get-rich flyer touting the Rio Grande Valley.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • "Du tout," said Poirot quickly.
    Agatha Christie  --  The ABC Murders
  • …getting "graft," and was willing to pay over a share of it: the green-goods man and the highwayman, the pickpocket and the sneak thief, and the receiver of stolen goods, the seller of adulterated milk, of stale fruit and diseased meat, the proprietor of unsanitary tenements, the fake doctor and the usurer, the beggar and the "pushcart man," the prize fighter and the professional slugger, the race-track "tout," the procurer, the white-slave agent, and the expert seducer of young girls.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • And then, her air, her manner, her tout ensemble, is so indescribably improved!
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • The conflicting interests of these touting gentlemen being of a nature to irritate their feelings, personal collisions took place; and the Commons was even scandalized by our principal inveigler (who had formerly been in the wine trade, and afterwards in the sworn brokery line) walking about for some days with a black eye.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Did you hear who is being touted for stroke next year over at Cornell?
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • It ran through yellow wheat fields waving beneath the fierce yellow days of labor and hard sleep in haystacks beneath the cold mad moon of September, and the brittle stars: he was in turn laborer, miner, prospector, gambling tout; he enlisted in the army, served four months and deserted and was never caught.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • Voila tout.
    Oscar Wilde  --  An Ideal Husband
  • In his pocket-tout simplement.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • I found afterwards that he had sent touts all over the bazaar to announce the fact—told all the litigants, ’Oh, you’d better come to my Vakil Mahmoud Ali—he’s in with the City Magistrate.’
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • If she didn’t write "tout de suite," he’d lock her in a broom closet with a rather unattractive mutual acquaintance of theirs, give both of them "potent aphrodisiacs," and "take away the Lavoris."
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Even normally we’d have been met by a gang of kids, beggars, loafers, hotel-touts, and so forth, but the eagle on my fist brought out a mob from the shops and bars and from the awning-covered market just below the cathedral.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • The housetops of his search should be half India; he would follow Kings and Ministers, as in the old days he had followed vakils and lawyers’ touts across Lahore city for Mahbub Ali’s sake.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • He’s exceedingly clever, a man made to be distinguished; but, as I tell you, you exhaust the description when you say he’s Mr. Osmond who lives tout betement in Italy.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Her parents were supportive in their own way—her father said nothing whatsoever about it; her mother clipped out magazine articles that touted the latest medical developments—but her brother, Brian, before he headed off for his first year at the University of North Carolina, had been a life-saver.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  A Bend in the Road
  • ~La beauté est parfaite, La beauté peut tout, La beauté est la seule chose qui n’existe pàs a demi~.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • You’re more likely to earn your living as a bonne a tout faire than as a painter.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • However, with recent events, it isn’t the progress that will be touted by the press.
    J.D. Robb  --  Naked in Death
  • (Mike almost purred.) "Mike amigo, do you also tout horse races?"
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • J’ai une tout autre idee de la justice, depuis que je suis en ce pays.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • At their feet was the basket that had been saved tout, with a napkin of biscuits and bacon on top.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Il est tout a fait different.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • Mavis touted the virtues of lip dye, but Eve was wary of a color commitment that could last for three weeks.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • He would pay touts to go to the furthermost villages and find them where they were hidden away, shunned by their husbands and families.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
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