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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
As part of his reporting, Power used the Internet to order a legal, bespoke stimulant from a Chinese laboratory, based on the chemistry of a drug called phenmetrazine, which was reportedly beloved by the Beatles.
Anderson & Sheppard is a paradise of cashmere, Shetland wool, silk, and casual clothing—with 11 trouser styles cut by its bespoke tailors.
A concept yacht created by Migaloo, an Austrian design and engineering firm, the line of luxury superyachts offers a range of bespoke underwater crafts that vary in size.
Bespoke shirts, oyster-and-pheasant dinners, and nights in Monte Carlo casinos required him to find less middle-class ways of raising cash.
The latter man, for his part, fell into the world of bespoke almost by happenstance.
The spy's new model is the Aston Martin DB10s, a bespoke two-door coupé made specifically for the film.
Lively is hoping to tap into her generation’s obsession with all things small-batch: the perfectly imperfect handcrafted, the exquisitely bespoke, the deliciously artisanal.
Back on earth, fine tailors still offer customers a choice of zipper or buttons for their bespoke pants.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of bespoke
past participle of bespeak
First Known Use: 1607
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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