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beflowered

[bih-flou-erd] /bɪˈflaʊ ərd/
adjective
1.
adorned or decorated with flowers.
Origin of beflowered
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30; be- + flower + -ed2
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  • She expected a light silk, and kid gloves, and a beflowered hat.

    The Girl from Montana

    Grace Livingston Hill
  • Magic stories had been told of him, beflowered with dramatic detail.

    The Shuttle Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • Her white dress and big, beflowered hat looked as cool and as new as June itself.

    The Wishing Moon

    Louise Elizabeth Dutton
  • He lay a while, gazing at the beflowered ceiling of the great four-post bed, and by and by his voice came sighing.

  • She did so, and revealed a pincushion, but a pincushion so befrilled and belaced and beflowered one could scarce tell what it was.

    Marjorie at Seacote

    Carolyn Wells
  • Even the Gay Lady's trunk was clad in a trim, beflowered cover of linen, and looked a part of the place.

    A Court of Inquiry Grace S. Richmond
  • It is time to close a work which we have woven, like a crown from a beflowered and variegated field, and which we offer to Muses.

  • A crowded, beflowered church bore witness to the fact that Darcy was still a name to be reckoned with in the community.

    Why Joan? Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • Like the other rooms this was beflowered for the party and scant of furniture, for dancing purposes.

    The Luminous Face Carolyn Wells
  • Was this impression disturbed when from their tiring-room the nymphs and dames emerged powdered, beflowered, effulgent?

    From the Easy Chair, series 3 George William Curtis

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