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Sample sentences for the GRE study word tautology

tautology can be used as a
tautology can be used as a adj

1.Vane, taking up a tawdry theatrical dress, with a sigh, and beginning to patch it. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2.It was a tawdry affair, all Cupids and cornucopias, like a third-rate wedding-cake. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
3.They talked to each other across the theatre and shared their oranges with the tawdry girls who sat beside them. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
4.He was sure that he could do something better than his friend had ever done, or could ever do, something higher than mere tawdry journalism if he only got the chance. - from Dubliners by James Joyce
5.But you must think of that lonely death in the tawdry dressing-room simply as a strange lurid fragment from some Jacobean tragedy, as a wonderful scene from Webster, or Ford, or Cyril Tourneur. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
6.The same principles which have swept away traditional abuses, and which are making rapid havoc among the revenues of sinecurists, and stripping the thin, tawdry veil from attractive superstitions, are working as actively in literature as in society. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer

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