Examples of thrift in a Sentence
Through hard work and thrift they sent all of their children to college.
through hard work and thrift our father was able to raise the money to put all four of us through college
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In recent years, this 20th-Century trading post, with its sprawling blend of Americana, kitsch, thrift and novelty has seen a decline in vendors and visitors.
In addition to distributing food, the food bank also operates a thrift store and dental clinic to help needy residents in St. Tammany and Washington parishes.
The Arc Emporium, a favorite among thrift store fans, has made a move from downtown Putnam to Route 171, in Woodstock.
How have these synthetic, neon, bum bags made their way out of thrift stores and our Generation Y parent's closets?
Also reporting mass layoffs was thrift store chain Savers, based in Bellevue, Wash., which appears to be closing two more stores in addition to the five Chicago-area store closures announced in the spring.
On the last day of Lilith, my tour manager went out with some of the male crew to the thrift stores and bought sundresses for all the crew, and did the load-in and load-out in work boots and sundresses.
For every boutique, though, the German capital has a dozen thrift stores, packed with unique pieces—all affordable and meaningful opportunities for self-expression.
Amy Wolinski of Monkton, who attended WOO’s swap on a recent Saturday, emphasized that thrift stores like Goodwill and Salvation Army are more eco-friendly and cost-effective options compared to purchasing new clothes.
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Origin and Etymology of thrift
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsfrugality, husbandry, parsimony, penny-pinching, providence, scrimping, skimping, economy
Related Wordsconservation, saving; miserliness, niggardliness, stinginess; belt-tightening, retrenchment; discretion, forehandedness, prudence; austerity, moderation, restraint, temperance
Near Antonymsextravagance, improvidence, lavishness, prodigality, squandering
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