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adorn
used in Tom Jones

9 uses
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Definition
to decorate — especially a person
  • Indeed, he very often made her such presents; and she, in complacence to him, spent much time in adorning herself.
    Book 1 (24% in)
  • On the right of this valley opened another of less extent, adorned with several villages, and terminated by one of the towers of an old ruined abby, grown over with ivy, and part of the front, which remained still entire.
    Book 1 (22% in)
  • Awaken therefore that gentle passion in every swain: for lo! adorned with all the charms in which nature can array her; bedecked with beauty, youth, sprightliness, innocence, modesty, and tenderness, breathing sweetness from her rosy lips, and darting brightness from her sparkling eyes, the lovely Sophia comes!
    Book 4 (6% in)
  • To say the truth, Jones himself was not a little surprized at what he saw; for, besides the extraordinary neatness of the room, it was adorned with a great number of nicknacks and curiosities, which might have engaged the attention of a virtuoso.
    Book 8 (51% in)
  • Indeed he was a charming figure; and if a very fine person, and a most comely set of features, adorned with youth, health, strength, freshness, spirit, and good-nature, can make a man resemble an angel, he certainly had that resemblance.
    Book 9 (20% in)
  • If it was not with a view to this love, I question whether any of those trades which deal in setting off and adorning the human person would procure a livelihood.
    Book 9 (65% in)
  • With equal rapture the good rider surveys the proudest boasts of the architect, and those fair buildings with which some unknown name hath adorned the rich cloathing town; where heaps of bricks are piled up as a kind of monument to show that heaps of money have been piled there before.
    Book 11 (91% in)
  • As for Miss Nancy, though a very little creature, she was extremely pretty, and the widow had all the charms which can adorn a woman near fifty.
    Book 13 (37% in)
  • Not that any of the charms which adorned either the person or mind of Sophia created the uneasiness; it was the contents of her father's coffers which set his heart a longing.
    Book 18 (93% in)

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