Examples of ravishing in a Sentence
She is a ravishing beauty.
a ravishing view of the ocean
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For example, Denver's mild weather and ravishing outdoors has helped spur a multiyear business and population boom.
And not worry so much about making the food look ravishing.
What Minnelli could do to fill every inch of a frame with expressive, often ravishing decor, while mapping out a dazzling (or, sometimes, dazzlingly simple) visual strategy for his camera, makes him one of a small fistful of Hollywood giants.
The gold medal pair won the internet’s heart this year with a ravishing dance in the team competition to a dramatic medley from the Moulin Rouge movie, demonstrating serious chemistry.
How about 1994, when young lyrical heavyweights such as The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, and OutKast penciled their names on the walls of greatness with their ravishing debuts?
Laura Owens’ silk-screened and embroidered series of trees on silk, from 2003, is just ravishing.
Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s ravishing 1948 film is a fantastical masterpiece in which everything is heightened: color, emotions and, above all, the urgency of artistic expression.
Some of the items, like the Armani suits, are thrilling to see up close because the textiles are so ravishing, their construction so evidently skilled.
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ravishing or ravenous?
Ravenous and ravishing are not synonyms, and mixing these two words may lead to potentially awkward writing or conversation. Ravenous is commonly used with the meaning “very eager or greedy for food, satisfaction, or gratification,” and ravishing means “unusually attractive, pleasing, or striking.” If you find yourself hungry and standing in front of a spectacular-looking meal you would say (of the food) “that looks ravishing,” and (of yourself) “I am ravenous.” You may, of course, describe yourself as ravishing, but should be aware that you are commenting on your appearance rather than your hunger.
First Known Use of ravishing
aesthetic (also esthetic), attractive, beauteous, beautiful, comely, cute, drop-dead, fair, fetching, good, good-looking, goodly, gorgeous, handsome, knockout, lovely, lovesome, pretty, seemly, sightly, stunning, taking, well-favored;
abhorrent, abominable, bad, disagreeable, disgusting, dreadful, foul, frightful, ghastly, horrible, loathsome, nasty, nauseating, objectionable, offensive, repellent (also repellant), repugnant, repulsive, revolting, shocking, sickening, terrible, vile;
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