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Sample sentences for the GRE study word finery

finery can be used as a noun

1.Meretricious finery to deceive the eye. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
2.The wedding was very much like other weddings, where the parties have no taste for finery or parade and Mrs. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.The families who had been in town for the winter came back again, and summer finery and summer engagements arose. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
4.But I am quite in the minority, I believe few people seem to value simplicity of dress,--show and finery are every thing. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.The ignorance of the times affords but few of the trinkets in which that finery consists. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
6.In that situation, the expense, even of a sovereign, cannot be directed by that vanity which delights in the gaudy finery of a court. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
7.The more Tom stared at the splendid marvel, the higher he turned up his nose at his finery and the shabbier and shabbier his own outfit seemed to him to grow. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
8.In that simple state, the expense even of a sovereign is not directed by the vanity which delights in the gaudy finery of a court, but is employed in bounty to his tenants, and hospitality to his retainers. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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