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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
Since just 115 RapidEs will be built, that rules out the possibility of a bespoke EV platform to underpin the RapidE.
Soon, every on-premise shopper can have a bespoke experience with dynamic pricing strategies rivaling today’s airline industry.
My background with suiting is really focused in making custom pieces for individual clients, often in bespoke fabrics.
Indeed, the universal lack of embarrassment under questioning and under scrutiny bespoke definite mental and emotional tranquility concerning their behavior and the reasons for so behaving.
That’s because the original Xbox relied on the same x86 processor architecture that personal computers use, while the Xbox 360 tapped IBM for a bespoke PowerPC chip.
If a bespoke deal is now a stretch, Norway’s relationship with the EU might be back on the table as a model.
His grandfather William Thompson kept a bespoke 42-foot cruiser of teak and mahogany named Sea Boarder docked outside his home on Little Balboa Island, and young Kroeger visited often.
Gaziano & Girling, George Cleverley, and John Lobb all have a loyal following for their bespoke services, which let the client decide every detail.
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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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