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How to use conversation piece in a sentence
Think about what can be a conversation piece or what will make you smile when you return home.Candles in funky and interesting shapes add visual interest and fun to your home decor|Helen Carefoot|September 2, 2021|Washington Post
The well, ghost or no ghost, is certainly a piece of history with a bold presence.
For many years afterward it was a never-ending topic of conversation, and is more or less talked of even to this day.
My doctor insisted that once I filed this piece I lie down on my bed and not get out.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003|Vicky Ward|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Last March they gave Airbus a huge piece of new business, ordering 169 A320s and 65 of the slightly larger A321.Annoying Airport Delays Might Prevent You From Becoming the Next AirAsia 8501|Clive Irving|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yet, for god knows what reason, his name is never brought up in the “Great American Filmmaker” conversation.Oscars 2015: The Daily Beast’s Picks, From Scarlett Johansson to ‘Boyhood’|Marlow Stern|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I assure you, no matter how beautifully we play any piece, the minute Liszt plays it, you would scarcely recognize it!Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
A desultory conversation on politics, in which neither took the slightest interest, was a safe neutral ground.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
Cousin George's position is such a happy one, that conversation is to him a thing superfluous.Physiology of The Opera|John H. Swaby (AKA "Scrici")
There were two battalions, together about a thousand men; and they brought a field-piece with them.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with conversation piece
An unusual object that arouses comment or interest, as in That bust of Aunt Nettie is ugly but it's an excellent conversation piece. In the early 1700s this same term was used for a particular kind of painting that represented a group, often a family, arranged as though they were conversing with one another. Later in the century the term was extended to any object that stimulates conversation.