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Word: modish

Definition: fashionable; conforming to the current fashion


Sentences Containing 'modish'

She played her mother's parts of Lady Betty Modish in the 'Careless Husband,' Beatrice, Marcia, Isabella, Miranda, Horatia, Perdita, , but lacked her mother's higher gifts, and never fulfilled expectations.
The principles governing good designs are the same in all times; and if material for such arrangement has been discovered in the most modish of fashions, it has been lifted into a sphere where nothing is ever out of date.
The season of 1753–4 saw her in three original characters: Boadicea in Glover's tragedy so named, Catherine in ‘Catherine and Petruchio,’ Garrick's adaptation of the ‘Taming of the Shrew,’ and Creusa in Whitehead's ‘Creusa.’ Among other parts that she had sustained under Garrick were Lady Alworth in ‘A New Way to pay Old Debts,’ Emilia in ‘Othello,’ Lady Brumpton in the ‘Funeral,’ Cleopatra in ‘All for Love,’ Lady Betty Modish, Millamant, Zara in the ‘Mourning Bride,’ Lady Truman in the ‘Drummer,’ Queen Elizabeth in Jones's ‘Essex,’ Hermione, Countess of Rousillon, and Estifania.

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