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Usage examples for sophistication

  1. With all her sophistication, Tillie was vastly ignorant of life. – K by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  2. The selfishness created by sophistication and a factitious state of things renders such acts quite frequent, for it is more my wish to offer you distinctive traits of character than exceptions. – Recollections of Europe by J. Fenimore Cooper
  3. Missy was, not sure that she knew what " sophisticated" meant, but she decided that the visiting girl's air of self- possession, of calm, almost superior assurance, denoted sophistication. – Missy by Dana Gatlin
  4. No, the only thing this century has invented is the sophistication of products. – Là-bas by J. K. Huysmans
  5. The next developments were concerned on the one hand with increasing the mathematical sophistication of the model, on the other hand with its mechanical complexity. – On the Origin of Clockwork, Perpetual Motion Devices, and the Compass by Derek J. de Solla Price
  6. Back to the microscope for an explanation of the disease- process, a sophistication the Murnans had lost in the years since they'd left Kano. – Blind Man's Lantern by Allen Kim Lang
  7. Not being aware of the rarity of intelligence, energy, health, and willingness in any sphere of life, she refrained from seeking an indoor occupation; fearing towns, large houses, people of means and social sophistication, and of manners other than rural. – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  8. Long afterward, when he had realized that the boy's life was to bring again and again a repetition of that sublime moment of realization- a moment of fulfillment unspoiled by surfeit or sophistication or a blunted capacity to marvel, which Caleb had seen grow old and stale even in the children he knew, he wondered and wished that he might have known it himself, once at least. – Then I'll Come Back to You by Larry Evans
  9. If he lacked the air of aristocratic calm which gave distinction to Judge Bannister, he supplied in its place a sophistication due to his contact with a world which moved faster than the Judge's world in Virginia. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  10. We haven't yet reached the point of sophistication, however, attained by a Paris cheese club that meets regularly. – The Complete Book of Cheese by Robert Carlton Brown
  11. She was a singularly attractive girl, combining a wholesome and quite unassumed innocence with a certain measure of sophistication, gained by daily contact with the free and easy life of the studios. – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  12. It takes courage and sophistication to do that sort of thing. – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  13. His sophistication was progressing, but it had not reached that point. – The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan
  14. Sophistication clung to them, and weariness. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
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