Usage examples for ornament

  1. What ornament, your excellency? – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. There were but few pictures, but most of the rooms were panelled and needed no other ornament. – Watersprings by Arthur Christopher Benson
  3. Rob had come with his brother, but she felt little satisfaction in his presence, knowing that he had tried to refuse the invitation, and had only yielded on Arthur's assertion that he was needed for help, not ornament, and must come whether he liked it or not, to lend a hand with the oars. – More About Peggy by Mrs G. de Horne Vaizey
  4. The love of personal decoration was highly developed among them, and all branches of nature were called upon to minister to their desire for ornament. – Rough Stone Monuments and Their Builders by T. Eric Peet
  5. Or: " The good, wise, and learned man is an ornament to human society." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  6. Wade watched him depart down the street, very erect and a trifle pompous, his gold- headed stick serving no other purpose than that of ornament. – The Lilac Girl by Ralph Henry Barbour
  7. The mouldings are boldly cut and often enriched with dog tooth ornament. – Our Homeland Churches and How to Study Them by Sidney Heath
  8. This makes a very elegant and very cheap ornament, which is much stronger, besides, than those usually purchased. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  9. Self- denial is the ornament and beauty of a creature, and therefore humility is an ornament and clothing, 1 Pet. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  10. The man in black had resorted to another scheme to obtain possession of that ugly ornament. – Frank Merriwell's Chums by Burt L. Standish
  11. " She's the ornament of our circle," his companion insisted. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  12. " It is a very remarkable ornament for a lady's finger, notwithstanding," said Hugh, smiling in his turn. – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  13. The question now before us-" What ornament is fit and right for a garden?" – Garden-Craft Old and New by John D. Sedding
  14. No doubt its original use had been to store water, wine, or olive- oil, but nowadays it was merely an ornament to the garden. – The Jolliest School of All by Angela Brazil
  15. Above the oval a label formed by a colorless line edged by a colored exterior line, curved round from the oval line at the ends, and then parallel with it, having a small ball ornament at each end, is inscribed " U. S. Postage" in outline capitals, shaded outside, on a ground of vertical lines, except at the ends, where the lines are horizontal. – History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America by John Kerr Tiffany