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decoration

de kuh ray shuhn

  • n  something used to beautify
  • n  an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  • n  the act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive)

  • Art Nouveau, all curves and sinuous decorations, had burned itself out in a brilliant burst of exuberance; the seductive Art Deco style promised to do the same.
  • Many of the 7,000 marching Turkish soldiers wore their Korean war decorations.
  • To wear the valor decorations, as Boorda did, amounted to a kind of moral plagiarism--a theft of other men's honor, and therefore a debasing of the coin rewarding their courage.
News & Articles

  • France honors 3 Arkansas vets
    Charles Lawson has earned a number of military laurels: a distinguished unit badge, an American Defense Medal, a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart. But the Forrest City resident admits he never thought he’d receive a decoration wrought by Napoleon Bonaparte.
    June 21, 2013 - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Quotes

  • Garry Kasparov in USA Today
    Kasparov told the AP the upcoming elections were "a mockery used by the Kremlin as a decoration to cover up the true colors of the regime."
  • Ashley Tisdale in Newsweek
    The set decoration is insane and beautiful. To think, in the first movie, we only had a ladder,Tisdale says. "Everything's bigger, from details like the wardrobe, because of how big the screen is, and the musical numbers are so much...
  • Bal Thackeray in Oneindia
    I mean no disrespect to the Institution that honours me, but under the present circumstances, where citizens of my own country are subjected to such acts of inhuman horror, my conscience does not permit me to accept this decoration from a country... Amitabh Bachchan http://www.google.com/url?q=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amitabh_Bachchan&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNGjS8eQhoNMPMEOOznf1kQVYWZaAQ Telegraph.co.uk http://www.google.com/url?q=http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/india/5417702/Bollywood-star-turns-down-honorary-degree-after-attacks.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNE5TLlM7nfhLziXIeDVI-xYimG9qQ May 31, 2009 25576 34412 decorative In an editorial in party mouthpiece 'Saamna', Thackeray said, Governors are in decorative but dangerous posts. Saying that migrants will continue to come to Mumbai is akin to betrayal of Maharashtra."

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