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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ostentation

ostentation can be used as a
ostentation can be used as a adj

1.In the less ostentatious house, No. - from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Complete by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
2.The community were left to the more ostentatious information of the defendant's counsel, Messrs. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
3.A young girl here apparently detached herself from a tree and the ostentatious perusal of an old election poster, and sauntered down towards the office door. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
4.Cruncher could not be restrained from making rather an ostentatious parade of his liberality--"I'd catch hold of your throat and choke you for half a guinea.. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
5.Though truly vivacious, tumultuous, ostentatious little Flask would now and then stamp with impatience but not one added heave did he thereby give to the negro's lordly chest. - from Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville
6.Stryver, preparing him with ostentatious friendliness for the disclosure he was about to make, "because I know you don't mean half you say and if you meant it all, it would be of no importance. - from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
7.This reminded me of the wonderful difference between the servile manner in which he had offered his hand in my new prosperity, saying, "May I" and the ostentatious clemency with which he had just now exhibited the same fat five fingers. - from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
8.On the days when he won he was insolent and ostentatious if he lost, he disappeared completely for several days, after which he reappeared with a pale face and thinner person, but with money in his purse. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
9.But with his simple Musketeer's uniform and nothing but the manner in which he threw back his head and advanced his foot, Athos instantly took the place which was his due and consigned the ostentatious Porthos to the second rank. - from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, Pere

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