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Examples of bespoke in a Sentence
a wealthy man who can easily afford bespoke suits
Recent Examples of bespoke from the Web
For others, quinoa and salmon poké bowls were on offer as well as bespoke gelato by Joyce Wang—the sesame ice cream with charcoal cookies was particularly good.
Its competitors in the smart-wall business were pitching taller towers with exotic microwave transmitters and other bespoke gadgetry.
Bonneville suggests stopping in the Burlington and the Piccadily Arcades, which both feature a variety of shops ranging from bespoke tailors and jewelers to bookstores and art galleries.
Shifting consumer preferences may account for part of this shift from material possessions to bespoke experiences.
Carolina Herrera for her bespoke dress and, for the hat, the go-to milliner-to-the-stars Philip Treacy.
Diane Kruger, Ashley Graham, Gabrielle Union, Ming Xi, Eliza Gonzalez, Deepika Padukone, Hikari Mori, and Hailee Steinfeld all sat at Gurung’s table wearing the first bespoke gowns from the new, couture-like Atelier collection, which launches today.
In 2000, along with her partner Christophe Michel, Harris established Miller Harris, the global perfume business that created the bespoke scent L’Air de Rien for Jane Birkin.
The Duchess called on the same designer yet again for Princess Charlotte's birth in 2015, this time wearing a bespoke dress with buttercup flowers.
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Did You Know?
In the English language of yore, the verb bespeak had various meanings, including "to speak," "to accuse," and "to complain." In the 16th century, bespeak acquired another meaning - "to order or arrange in advance." It is from that sense that we get the adjective bespoke, referring to clothes and other things that are ordered before they are made. You are most likely to encounter this adjective in British contexts, such as the recent Reuters news story about a young pig in Northern England who was fitted with "bespoke miniature footwear" (custom-made Wellington boots) to help it overcome a phobia of mud.
BESPOKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bespoke for English Language Learners
: made to fit a particular person; also : producing clothes that are made to fit a particular person
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