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bejewel

[bih-joo-uh l] /bɪˈdʒu əl/
verb (used with object), bejeweled, bejeweling or (especially British) bejewelled, bejewelling.
1.
to adorn with or as if with jewels.
Origin of bejewel
1550-1560
First recorded in 1550-60; be- + jewel
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Examples from the Web for bejewelled
Historical Examples
  • Ah, yes, they had been there in all their bejewelled and sable-coated splendor.

    The Magic Curtain

    Roy J. Snell
  • One of them placed in his master's hand the bejewelled hilt of his scimitar.

    Tales of Destiny Edmund Mitchell
  • It is set for that beautiful, bejewelled thing they call a coronet.

    Castle Craneycrow George Barr McCutcheon
  • And around the body there was a woman's arm, a finely shaped, beautiful, bejewelled arm.

  • Her delicate, bejewelled fingers were playing with the petals of an exquisite bouquet.

  • From his huge, ornate, gold watch-chain hung three or four bejewelled insignia of secret societies that he was a member of.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • For he well knew the face that lay weeping beneath the heap of bejewelled lace and silk.

  • One old lady from Wales sat with her gouty feet on a cushion, to which you were oblivious, for she was so bejewelled.

    My Trip Around the World Eleonora Hunt
  • “Think of that, now,” said Gentle Annie, running her bejewelled hand over her face.

  • Aunt Sarah came into the room, and folding her bejewelled hands, she began to think.

    Dust of New York Konrad Bercovici
British Dictionary definitions for bejewelled

bejewelled

/bɪˈdʒuːəld/
adjective
1.
decorated with or as if with jewels

bejewel

/bɪˈdʒuːəl/
verb -els, -elling, -elled (US) -els, -eling, -eled
1.
(transitive) to decorate with or as if with jewels
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Word Origin and History for bejewelled

bejewel

v.

1550s, from be- + jewel. Related: Bejeweled.

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