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Sample sentences for the GRE study word threadbare

threadbare can be used as a adj

1.He could hear nothing, but the drip, drip on the threadbare carpet. - from The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde
2.It was not very threadbare even now. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
3.A threadbare juggler, and a fortune-teller. - from The Complete Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare
4.thin poorly Full threadbare was his overest courtepy. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.Ah you may look through that shirt till your eyes ache but you won't find a hole in it, nor a threadbare place. - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
6.He was an unshaven little man in a threadbare coat like a gaberdine, with his feet in slippers, and I thought him a harmless fool. - from Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
7.Sowerberry was a tall gaunt, large-jointed man, attired in a suit of threadbare black, with darned cotton stockings of the same colour, and shoes to answer. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
8.Lo, thus by smelling and threadbare array, If that men list, this folk they knowe may. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
9.They found Mary, as usual, deep in the study of thorough-bass and human nature and had some extracts to admire, and some new observations of threadbare morality to listen to. - from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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