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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
All lots contain multiple items—wine, bespoke jewels, cars, trips, and more—that vintners start putting together months in advance.
As an example, Louis Vuitton is hosting a special event this month that includes an exhibition as well as an opportunity for customers to order bespoke handbags and luggage.
Soon this conveyor will be replaced by a bespoke editing system built primarily around digital.
The narrator is Mr. Cui, a curmudgeonly everyman who puts together bespoke sound equipment for Beijing’s nouveau riche.
A midtown pied-a-terre condominium; designing and building a modern masterpiece house for one of Atlanta’s top real estate moguls; launching a line of distinctively bespoke and outrageous pillows; and expanding our south Florida presence.
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.
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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: 1607See Words from the same year
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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