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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
The Queen even has her own bespoke designer milliner to see to her every headpiece need.
Details include bespoke furnishings, Tivoli radios and Smeg refrigerators.
The brands are not only for people who can afford to buy a $5,000 bespoke suit without batting an eye, but includes purveyors of cheese, tea, books and grooming products.
Each summer the team creates bespoke outfits for four or five people, who have disabilities ranging from nerve sensitivity to paralysis.
The summit got underway when key officials, including Moon and Kim, took their places at a bespoke oval table in the Peace House on the South Korean side of the DMZ.
To make a single molecule, Ni’s group built a bespoke contraption: a machine consisting of lasers and lenses, a vacuum chamber, detectors, and coils of wire.
Conversations and quarrels are staged as a series of strategy moves and showdowns between bespoke Jedi, their bodies planted in dueling modes.
As for Princess Charlotte, the Duchess called on Jenny Packham yet again for a bespoke creation.
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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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