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Examples of vignette in a Sentence
The play's program features a little vignette about each member of the cast.
The film is a series of vignettes about living with cancer.
Recent Examples of vignette from the Web
Explanations for the existential conditions of Cloverfield movies one and two start generating, but so do little space-hijinks vignettes.
For the most part, the structure works: The vignettes stand alone and also weave a partial picture of her life.
Thrift-store connoisseur, hammock camper, blow piano revivalist, HBO star: Ben Sinclair is as multifaceted as the diverse vignettes of city life portrayed on High Maintenance, the Vimeo-to-HBO cult hit he co-created and (sort of) stars in.
Weaving together different tales of immigration, loss, love, identity, and culture in short vignettes, this book will resonate with anyone who's ever had to pick up and start all over at any stage of their lives.
Every December, holiday vignettes spring up throughout her home.
Such vignettes illustrate how U.S. universities have become a favored arena for the secret jousting of spy versus spy.
Each year, ballet artists and beautifully costumed ballroom dancers float through romantic vignettes on a stage filled with fresh-cut floral arrangements.
Crank up the blacks and use a little vignette to add some shadow to the sides.
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The Connection Between vignette and Vines
Vignette comes from Middle French vignete, the diminutive form of the noun vigne, meaning "vine." In English, the word was first used in the mid-18th century for a design or illustration that ran along the blank border of a page, or one that marked the beginning or end of a chapter. Such designs got their name because they often looked like little vines. It wasn't until the late 19th century that usage of vignette had shifted to cover a brief literary sketch or narrative, as we commonly see it used today.
First Known Use of vignette
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