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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ornate

ornate can be used as a adj

1.I had observed that he was wearing a somewhat ornate decoration in his buttonhole, sir--a large blue button with the words 'Boost for Birdsburg' upon it in red letters, scarcely a judicious addition to a gentleman's evening costume. - from My Man Jeeves by P. G. Wodehouse
2.The fact that Barsoomian architecture is extremely ornate made the feat much simpler than I had anticipated, since I found ornamental ledges and projections which fairly formed a perfect ladder for me all the way to the eaves of the building. - from A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs
3.skilled versifiers I you beseech, for Venus' sake above For what I mean in this ye need not muse And if so be my lady it refuse For lack of ornate speech, I would be woe That I presume to her to write so. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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