To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

Its teeth were smooth, variegated.
Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  having a variety of colors
 Mark word for later review on this computer
variegated variegation variegate variegates
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
  • Its teeth were smooth, variegated.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • A pack of wolves, running low to the ground, their brindled fur shining in the variegated light.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • This part of the Rhine, indeed, presents a singularly variegated landscape.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The sentinels glanced at him with disbelief, their upturned faces tinted the color of tarnished brass by the variegated light.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest

  • Show more
  • They grew scattered, as if wild, among the variegated shrubs, but, as I say, I did not examine them closely at this time.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • This noble entrance, however, in spite of its striking appearance and the graceful effect of the geraniums planted in the two vases, as they waved their variegated leaves in the wind and charmed the eye with their scarlet bloom, had fallen into utter disuse.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • It was now a variegated wall, composed of the trees that fringed the stream, the opposing mountain that towered above the trees, and the sky that out-towered the mountain.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • —he had cheerfully taken up his familiar business, and—like a well-fed but not overfat horse that feels himself in harness and grows skittish between the shafts—he dressed up in clothes as variegated and expensive as possible, and gaily and contentedly galloped along the roads of Poland, without himself knowing why or whither.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • The variegated fields are all one color now; the pastures, the stubble, the roads, the sky are the same leaden gray.
    Willa Cather  --  O Pioneers!
  • The color displayed a slight variegation, like the mottled light at the bottom of a clear forest pond.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr

  • Show more again
  • Like the colours in a variegated cord those contrasts could be seen intertwisted, yet not mingling.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • His shirt collars were higher; his face was redder; his shirt-frill flaunted gorgeously out of his variegated waistcoat.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • The Kendal green, though its date is more ancient, ought surely to be as dear to our feelings, as the variegated tartans of the north.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • After a time, quiet reigns again; for the peeresses are all come and are all in their places, a solid acre or such a matter, of human flowers, resplendent in variegated colours, and frosted like a Milky Way with diamonds.
    Mark Twain  --  The Prince and The Pauper
  • But the crotons were lusher than ever and the variegated bougainvilleas she hadn’t thought would take were heavy with pink blossoms.
    Julia Alvarez  --  In the Time of the Butterflies
  • The graceful arched walls of sandstone and Italian plaster were punctuated by columns of variegated breccia, interspersed with the nation’s statuary collection—life-size statues of thirty-eight great Americans standing in a semicircle on a stark expanse of black-and-white marble tile.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • Get some boughs of laurustinus, and variegated box, and yew, and boy’s-love; ay, and some bunches of chrysanthemum.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • The play and slight agitation of the water, in its upward gush, wrought magically with these variegated pebbles, and made a continually shifting apparition of quaint figures, vanishing too suddenly to be definable.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • It was a semi-circular space, shaped like the half of a bee-hive; and against the rocky wall that formed the inner side of it was a pile of variegated fruits, cocoa-nuts among others.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Island of Dr. Moreau
  • I could hear the streetcars and the blatting of automobile horns off yonder, not too loud but variegated and unremitting, a kind of coarse, hoarse tweedy mixture of sounds to your nerve ends, and occasionally the clatter of dishes, for my room gave on the kitchen area.
    Robert Penn Warren  --  All the King’s Men
  • …to be luring that decent company by the magic scream of his fiddle—luring discreet matrons in turban-shaped caps, nay, Mrs. Crackenthorp herself, the summit of whose perpendicular feather was on a level with the Squire’s shoulder—luring fair lasses complacently conscious of very short waists and skirts blameless of front-folds—luring burly fathers in large variegated waistcoats, and ruddy sons, for the most part shy and sheepish, in short nether garments and very long coat-tails.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Pavel Petrovitch went back to his artistic study, with its walls covered with handsome bluish-grey hangings, with weapons hanging upon a variegated Persian rug nailed to the wall; with walnut furniture, upholstered in dark green velveteen, with a renaissance bookcase of old black oak, with bronze statuettes on the magnificent writing-table, with an open hearth.
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons
  • All around her, all glances were riveted, all mouths open; and, in fact, when she danced thus, to the humming of the Basque tambourine, which her two pure, rounded arms raised above her head, slender, frail and vivacious as a wasp, with her corsage of gold without a fold, her variegated gown puffing out, her bare shoulders, her delicate limbs, which her petticoat revealed at times, her black hair, her eyes of flame, she was a supernatural creature.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • He stood a moment at the coping, looking over a land of hard little bungalows with abnormally large porches, and new apartment-houses, small, but brave with variegated brick walls and terra-cotta trimmings.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • A vast crowd had gathered in the reviewing stand, and the richly variegated colors in their summer garments made the stand look like an enormous impressionist painting in the sunlight.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • …in whose towers the sea-birds would be wailing; suddenly, effacing them, taking away all their charm, excluding them because they were its opposite and could only have weakened its effect, was substituted in me the converse dream of the most variegated of springs, not the spring of Combray, still pricking with all the needle-points of the winter’s frost, but that which already covered with lilies and anemones the meadows of Fiesole, and gave Florence a dazzling golden background, like…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • There was one family in particular, that used to live about a mile from us—not straight down the road, but turning sharp off to the left by the turnpike where the Plymouth mail ran over the donkey—that were quite extraordinary people for giving the most extravagant parties, with artificial flowers and champagne, and variegated lamps, and, in short, every delicacy of eating and drinking that the most singular epicure could possibly require.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • The woods, the rivers, the lawns of Devon and of Dorset, attract the eye of the ingenious traveller, and retard his pace, which delay he afterwards compensates by swiftly scouring over the gloomy heath of Bagshot, or that pleasant plain which extends itself westward from Stockbridge, where no other object than one single tree only in sixteen miles presents itself to the view, unless the clouds, in compassion to our tired spirits, kindly open their variegated mansions to our prospect.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The butcher leaped heavily sideways to avoid being mowed down into the variegated debris.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • I had surprised her with it one night, a lovely large dieffenbachia with emerald-and-cream variegated leaves.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • An immense crowd was passing to and fro in the Neffsky Avenue; a variegated stream of ladies flowed along the pavement.
    Nikolai Gogol  --  The Nose
  • I will not submit to this aimless passing of billycock hats and Homburg hats and all the plumed and variegated head-dresses of women.
    Virginia Woolf  --  The Waves
  • Its empty holds are ingurgitating a vast, continuous rush of murky brown seawater, sucking in that variegated sewage like a drowning man sucks air.
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • Always a good party man, Lincoln feared the Republican Party would disintegrate if it sacrificed the one principle its variegated supporters held in common.
    Richard Hofstadter  --  Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth
  • Do you not admire these variegated shades of lava, which run through a whole series of colors, from reddish brown to pale yellow—by the most insensible degrees?
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • At each corner of the table stood saucers, filled with a thick fluid of some what equivocal color and consistence, variegated with small dark lumps of a substance that resembled nothing but itself, which Remarkable termed her "sweetmeats."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • I’ve been reading your friend Arthur Young’s books lately, and there’s nothing I should like better than to carry out some of his ideas in putting the farmers on a better management of their land; and, as he says, making what was a wild country, all of the same dark hue, bright and variegated with corn and cattle.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • Not, surely, where the Poet speaks through the mouths of his characters: it cannot be necessary here, either for elevation of style, or any of its supposed ornaments: for, if the Poet’s subject be judiciously chosen, it will naturally, and upon fit occasion, lead him to passions the language of which, if selected truly and judiciously, must necessarily be dignified and variegated, and alive with metaphors and figures.
    William Wordsworth  --  Preface to Lyrical Ballads
  • ) _Nora_ (_takes out of the box a tambourine and a long variegated shawl.
    Henrik Ibsen  --  A Doll’s House
  • …(dressy) @ 3.00 = 3.00 2 aprons @ 0.50 = 1.00 25 handkerchiefs @ 0.05 = 1.00 4 pairs of silk stockings @ 0.75 = 3.00 4 pairs of kneesocks @ 0.50 = 2.00 4 pairs of socks @ 0.25 = 1.00 2 pairs of thick stockings @ 1.00 = 2.00 3 skeins of white yarn (underwear, cap) = 1.50 3 skeins of blue yarn (sweater, skirt) = 1.50 3 skeins of variegated yarn (cap, scarf) = 1.50 Scarves, belts, collars, buttons = 1.25 Plus 2 school dresses (summer), 2 school dresses (winter), 2 good dresses (sumr.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • I have already spoken of the great palaces dotted about among the variegated greenery, some in ruins and some still occupied.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • It afforded me great amusement to gaze on their variegated ribbon-like endless lengths.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • A variegated pallor, but pallor always, a motley fear, but fear.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • The midday light that fell on the close pavement of human heads was shed through a line of high pointed windows, variegated with the mellow tints of old painted glass.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • But when he waded to the window, risen like a square, variegated rock above the sifting dusk, the wavering outlines of a man drifted out of the dim corner beside the rabbi’s chair.
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Some magnificent specimens of marble projected from the sides of the gallery: some of an agate grey with white veins of variegated character, others of a yellow spotted color, with red veins; farther off might be seen samples of color in which cherry-tinted seams were to be found in all their brightest shades.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth
  • Laughter flitteth from him like a variegated cloud; adverse is he to thy gargling and spewing and grips in the bowels!
    Nietzsche, Friedrich  --  Thus Spake Zarathustra: A Book For All And None
  • They grew scattered, as if wild, among the variegated shrubs, but, as I say, I did not examine them closely at this time.
    Wells, H.G.  --  The Time Machine
  • And come to think of it Miss Polly would make a fine variegated breakfast, I’m sure.
    Baum, L. Frank  --  The Road to Oz
  • He went under the welkin, until he saw most clearly the wine hall, the treasure house of men, variegated with vessels.
    Marshall, H.E.  --  English Literature For Boys And Girls
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   variegated [7]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Fine Arts & Music, Architecture, Science
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading