worn or marred, as goods exposed and handled in a store.
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How to use shopworn in a sentence
For Martinger’s first UE5 project, he decided to create a carpenter’s cellar, complete with shopworn tools and rough surfaces.Inside Epic's Unreal Engine 5—and What It Means for the Future of Gaming, Movies, and the Metaverse | Andrew R. Chow | April 5, 2022 | Time
Space—as people say over and over—is hard, but the shopworn nature of the phrase makes it no less true.SpaceX's Crewed Launch Continues What NASA's Gemini Astronauts Started | Jeffrey Kluger | November 16, 2020 | Time
Leave it to the Satanists to bring new fun to the shopworn church-state debate.
This brings us back to the most shopworn cliché in the Middle East peace process bag: confidence-building measures.
Jennie does not learn that home is where the heart is or anything so shopworn.Maurice Sendak Didn’t Just Make Books for Children, but for Everyone | Malcolm Jones | May 9, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
How does Perry go North with the shopworn baggage of Johnny Reb superiority and an unapologetic evangelical paternalism?
But the idea that technology makes us free has now become a shopworn notion in need of drastic revision.
Amid a mob of shopworn public men, here was one who had at least the charm of novelty.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I | Burton J. Hendrick
Was any thing shopworn, moth eaten, or out of fashion, the spectacles told it as plainly as if they had spoken aloud.Daisy; or, The Fairy Spectacles | Caroline Snowden Guild
She had her eyes on two, one somewhat shopworn, and the other a bankrupt; and in training, she had one just coming of age.The Man Who Could Not Lose | Richard Harding Davis
I had a feeling that the end and slice would lie around and get shopworn if I did not take them.The Car That Went Abroad | Albert Bigelow Paine
Did you know he could make the ace of spades look shopworn and weary at thirty paces with one of those toys?Then I'll Come Back to You | Larry Evans
British Dictionary definitions for shopworn
the US word for shopsoiled
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