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assortment

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Definition a collection containing a variety of a sort of a thing
  • a great assortment of cars was on display
assortment = a collection containing a variety of a sort of a thing
  • The remainder of the garden presented a well-selected assortment of esculent vegetables, in a praiseworthy state of advancement.
    Hawthorne, Nathaniel  --  House Of Seven Gables
  • I reluctantly played assorted ladies who entered the script.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • assorted = a variety of
  • a crazy assortment of twelve buildings, each representing a different Olympian god.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • assortment = a collection containing a variety of a sort of a thing
  • He carries a chipped basket with an assortment of discarded fruits and vegetables he has picked up in the strip district and which he attempts to sell.
    August Wilson  --  Fences
  • assortment = a collection containing a variety (of a sort of thing)
  • He was standing near the front end of the cart, amidst an assorted pile of cigarette boxes, egg cartons, and pop bottles.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Forged by Fire
  • assorted = a collection containing a variety of a sort of a thing
  • She had brought along an assortment of snacks to eat on the plane
    Walter Dean Myers  --  Fallen Angels
  • assortment = a collection containing a variety of a sort of thing
  • I have feasted on all sorts of noodles, I have tried an assortment of strudels.
    Lincoln Pierce  --  Big Nate - In a Class by Himself
  • assortment = a variety of a kind of a thing
  • Jem would reappear as needed in the shapes of the sheriff, assorted townsfolk, and Miss Stephanie Crawford, who had more to say about the Radleys than anybody in Maycomb.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • assorted = a variety of
  • An old Packard hearse with a varied assortment of dusty cars and trucks behind.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  All the Pretty Horses
  • On the fiction table were an assortment of novels, most of them contemporary literary fiction by authors not well known by the masses.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • I believe you were suspected of killing three people, you got shot in the head, and you were charged with a whole assortment of crimes.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • Kim's up to the part of Operation Distraction, when Brooke Vega and a dozen assorted punks descended upon the hospital.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • He pelts me with sherry glasses, whiskey glasses, assorted ham sandwiches, items from his wife's dressing table, powders, creams, brushes.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela's Ashes
  • She was chinking more audibly than usual, as if a box of assorted household nails had come apart in one of her kimono pockets.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • 'But I also know,' pursued the old gentleman, 'the misery, the slow torture, the protracted anguish of that ill-assorted union.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • Like a dark sultan in a palanquin, a half-familiar figure rode a chair borne on the shoulders of assorted sizes and shapes of darkness.
    Ray Bradbury  --  Something Wicked This Way Comes
  • To celebrate, Mom sold one of her two dresses and an assortment of old pots, and spent all last week taking over shifts from her coworkers.
    Marie Lu  --  Legend
  • They walked through the doors of the assorted weddings and spoke of everything he wished to speak about.
    Mitch Albom  --  The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • It wasn't as swollen as before, but it had taken on a yellow tint from my assortment of fading bruises.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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