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embellish
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
make something more attractive or interesting by adding to it
  • 'Yes, I think it rather pretty,' said the beadle, glancing proudly downwards at the large brass buttons which embellished his coat.
    Chapter 4 — Oliver, Being Offered Another Place, Makes His First.... (34% in)
  • Unembellished by any violence of gesticulation, this might have seemed no very high compliment to the lady's charms; but, as Mr. Bumble accompanied the threat with many warlike gestures, she was much touched with this proof of his devotion, and protested, with great admiration, that he was indeed a dove.
    Chapter 27 — Atones for the Unpoliteness of a Former Chapter; Which.... (67% in)
  • In the morning, Oliver would be a-foot by six o'clock, roaming the fields, and plundering the hedges, far and wide, for nosegays of wild flowers, with which he would return laden, home; and which it took great care and consideration to arrange, to the best advantage, for the embellishment of the breakfast-table.
    Chapter 32 — Of the Happy Life Oliver Began to Lead with His Kind Friends (93% in)

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