Ivory in a sentence

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Definition of Ivory

  • The hard, white, opaque, fine-grained substance constituting the tusks of the elephant. It is a variety of dentine, characterized by the minuteness and close arrangement of the tubes, as also by their double flexure. It is used in manufacturing articles of ornament or utility.
  • The tusks themselves of the elephant, etc.
  • Any carving executed in ivory.
  • Teeth; as, to show one's ivories.
  • a shade of white the color of bleached bones
  • a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses

How to use ivory in a sentence. Ivory pronunciation.

It showed some pictures by famous masters, statues, bronzes, and rare carvings in ivory.
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M. de Camors was a great lover of art, and had carefully preserved a magnificent ivory carving of the sixteenth century, which had belonged to his wife.
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When she walked, you would have imagined she had descended from a pedestal; the pose of her head was like that of the Greek Venus; her delicate, dilating nostrils seemed carved by a cunning chisel from transparent ivory.
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He would have seen this "honorable man" approach a beautiful Italian cabinet inlaid with ivory, turn over the papers in the drawers, and finally open in the most natural manner a very complicated lock, the key of which the Count at that moment had in his pocket.
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She had the most adorable little nose and large brown eyes-he would describe her to Hayward-and masses of soft brown hair, the sort of hair it was delicious to bury your face in, and a skin which was like ivory and sunshine, and her cheek was like a red, red rose.
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She had the fine black eyes, languid but passionate, the thin face, ascetic but sensual, the skin like old ivory, which under the influence of Burne-Jones were cultivated at that time by young ladies in Chelsea.
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The blend of daylight and of lamplight made her an invisible spectator, just as it gave the people who passed her a semi-transparent quality, and left the faces pale ivory ovals in which the eyes alone were dark.
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Your wife-" faltered the artist, as he listened to a low moan when the lancet blade entered the ivory arm of the sufferer.
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His wrinkled face was of the hue of yellowed ivory, and his cold blue eyes were weak and watery, as he heavily lurched into a chair facing his hostess.
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At this the negro laughed and showed his immense ivories.
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These circumstances, added to the preceding, and still further explaining them, increased their probability, and to arrive at Tartarus or Elysium, souls were obliged to cross the rivers Styx and Acheron in the boat of the ferryman Charon, and to pass through the gates of horn or ivory, guarded by the dog Cerberus.
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And her tresses black, as the glossy back Of the raven, glanced between Her fingers slight, like the ivory white, As she parted their sable sheen.
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On the shoulders of ivory?
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Passing smile and passing tinge; Dimpling fast and flushing faster, Ivory chin and coral cheek, Pearly strings, by alabaster Neck and arms made faint and weak; Drooping, downcast lids enduring Gaze of man unwillingly; Sudden, sidelong gleams alluring, Partly arch and partly shy.
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Later on people dropped in, and Lily made a real attempt to get back into her old groove, but that night, when she went upstairs to her bedroom, with its bright fire, its bed neatly turned down, her dressing gown and slippers laid out, the shaded lamps shining on the gold and ivory of her dressing table, she was conscious of a sudden homesickness.
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And his ivory lyre responds to your plaintive accents; he gathers the choir of the gods and from their immortal lips rushes a sacred chant of blessed voices.
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There was a white silk fan with delicately carved ivory sticks, a packet of old letters and a folded paper containing some dried and crumpled flowers.
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Corona was dark, with a different darkness from that of Frances, who had ivory outlines and blue-black hair, while Corona was dusky and piquant.
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He had notches on the ivory handle of his gun-three of them.
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With his snow-white new ivory leg braced against the screwed leg of his table, and with a long pruning-hook of a jack-knife in his hand, the wondrous old man, with his back to the gangway door, was wrinkling his brow, and tracing his old courses again.
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Examples of Ivory

Example #1
The Count threw a glance of singular interest round the interior of this chamber, which was his own-on the familiar objects-on the sombre hangings-on the bed, prepared for sleep.
Example #2
This room, like the other, was furnished in a style of severe elegance, relieved by tasteful ornament.
Example #3
It was a Christ the pallid white relieved by a medallion of dark velvet.
Example #4
His eye, meeting this pale, sad image, was attracted to it for a moment with strange fascination.
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She had a startled, wild air, such as one sees in pictures of huntress nymphs.
Example #6
The name they gave her, however, was marvellously suitable.