His imagery does more than adorn; it also helps swiftly clinch a character for the reader.
The chances that portraits of Daud and Saleh al-Kuwaiti will ever adorn a 200-shekel bill seem slim.
At last they were permitted to be beautiful once more, to smile, and to adorn themselves.
You will soon learn how to move it forward, reverse it, and adorn the back.
The nine fine engravings which adorn the Voyage to Terra Australis are his work.
If he considers them worthy to adorn his followers we shall be content.'
He was now collecting masterpieces of the Spanish school of painting, which were destined to adorn the saloons of the Tuileries.
But the hunting trophies that adorn the walls do not hang there as mere ornaments.
In fact, Mr. Welby was one of those brilliant persons who adorn any society amidst which they are thrown.
To clothe and adorn her, every personal comfort was cheerfully foregone.
late 14c., "to decorate, embellish," also "be an ornament to," from Old French aorner "to order, arrange, dispose, equip; adorn," from Latin adornare "equip, provide, embellish," from ad- "to" (see ad-) + ornare "prepare, furnish, adorn, fit out," from stem of ordo "order" (see order (n.)). The -d- was reinserted by French scribes 14c., in English from late 15c. Related: Adorned; adorning.