His imagery does more than adorn; it also helps swiftly clinch a character for the reader.
The chances that portraits of Daud and Saleh al-Kuwaiti will ever adorn a 200-shekel bill seem slim.
At last they were permitted to be beautiful once more, to smile, and to adorn themselves.
In his present mood he was inclined to adorn himself with as many of them as possible.
The nine fine engravings which adorn the Voyage to Terra Australis are his work.
Because,” said they, “of the noble qualities that adorn your mind.
He was now collecting masterpieces of the Spanish school of painting, which were destined to adorn the saloons of the Tuileries.
I have not one of the graceful accomplishments that adorn society.
In fact, Mr. Welby was one of those brilliant persons who adorn any society amidst which they are thrown.
The lamps are put in long rows or in circles, to fit the places they adorn.
late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.