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Below you will find the definition of panoply, followed by 38 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a complete and impressive array
EXAMPLES - Panoply in a Sentence
- I ` m going to go look up the word panoply or whatever it was. (source)
- No other rider in this race has such a panoply of riders to back him up. (source)
- This may be the first time the word "panoply" has fit anything I was talking about.) (source)
- The film's importance and resonance got lost behind the nonsensical panoply of celebrity. (source)
- BCP has published and produced screen print editions for an impressive panoply of artists. (source)
- Hasan a steed of the best and equipped him in panoply and weaponed him with goodly weapons. (source)
- But now she had eight prisoners to hold a panoply above her horse and keep the sun from her. (source)
- Behind the power panoply at the G-20 summit in Toronto this weekend there also will be high anxiety. (source)
- After all, it took five years for the complete panoply of New Deal financial reforms to be passed under FDR. (source)
- It was disorienting to see the panoply of color where before he had seen only brown dirt and green winter rye. (source)
- He was in the full panoply of a Silver Gryphon; harness, collar, gems on his ear-tufts, and feathers painted and gilded. (source)
- Of course once they were mired in debt, Providian lowered the boom with higher interest and a panoply of special charges. (source)
- In 2005, the world was riveted as a panoply of dignitaries and four million pilgrims flooded Rome for John Paul II's funeral. (source)
- It actually took me 20 minutes to find 'panoply' because with word salad and mental fatigue, these things become like rock climbing your own mind. (source)
- 'panoply' (in this context meaning his armour and weapons) from their own personal equipment, they needed to be sufficiently wealthy to afford this. (source)
- Barack: I Barack Hussein Obama know well that in humanity's great panoply of religions, there are many who by tradition do not eat the flesh of swine. (source)
- Schumer is the ultimate in camera-seasoned politicians, and has assimilated himself pretty seamlessly within the panoply of cable and network news shows. (source)
- The Doctor had spent the night in devotion, and came from his oratory clad in that celestial panoply which is proof against the terrors of military array. (source)
- Each at times conceals his strength beneath ordinary clothing but after removing his cloak stands revealed in full panoply in a skintight acrobatic costume. (source)
- Turning, she reached into the pulsing panoply of worlds and suns to pass the tips of the fingers of her right hand through a small but centrally located star. (source)
- Secretary of State Clinton will deliver a major policy address and her staff will unveil a panoply of policy proposals to accelerate the engagement enterprise. (source)
- Last year, the panoply of welfare programs spent about $20,000 for every man, woman and child in poverty, according to Robert Rector of the Heritage Foundation. (source)
- Throughout the process, the full panoply of human virtues and vices was on display, from pride and ambition to humility and cynicism, along with some real drama. (source)
- While enthusiasm is never a bad thing in politics, a panoply of primaries can also negatively impact a party's chances of maximizing their general election gains. (source)
- Votes were passed for deposing the Four Hundred, and placing the government in the hands of the 5000, of whom every citizen who could furnish a panoply might be a member. (source)
- Meanwhile, he touted his office's "panoply" of anti-firearm measures such as seeking two-year mandatory sentences on carrying offenses and 10-year sentences for shootings. (source)
- It was just like a Hollywood movie and it was something that people in England have not seen for a long time and I don't think that anybody had had that kind of panoply of grandeur. (source)
- "Social welfare" was defined as a panoply of expenditures, including health care, housing support, unemployment benefit, disability allowances, family support and help for job seekers. (source)
- Last week's debut established a tantalising panoply of grim secrets reaching across the lives of three largely oblivious families who inhabit the same country pile in different decades. (source)
- From under this great panoply she peeped up in a nervous, hesitating fashion at our windows, while her body oscillated backward and forward, and her fingers fidgeted with her glove buttons. (source)
- It's relatively utopian, the Man-Kzin wars are over, and we've got a whole panoply of colourful planets and societies to explore, and - thanks to various alien technologies - the means to do so. (source)
- In Greek society Since hoplites supplied their 'panoply' (in this context meaning his armour and weapons) from their own personal equipment, they needed to be sufficiently wealthy to afford this. (source)
- Rope to keep the cow from deserting the farmer, rope to prevent the riverboat from running away to sea, rope to teach the individual stick of firewood the strategy of the bundle, rope to hold a young wife to a bedpost, an oven, a lurid panoply of gods. (source)
- The logical extension of time travel is the many-worlds idea - you know, every event causes a probability branch in history, leading to a panoply of possible realities which differ from the 'baseline' reality to a variety of degrees, so on and so forth. (source)
- Last year, in honor of jury president Tim Burton, the jury members were served a panoply of remarkable "Alice in Wonderland" desserts, including a tiny chocolate Burton-look-alike man filled with feather-light mousse, and a delicate pink handbag in spun sugar, containing Alice's key. (source)
- And while Ms. Meade's vocal execution was impressive throughout particularly in moments that called for unbridled rage, in which she demonstrated a panoply of ferocious vocal colors, and in her beautifully floated high pianissimos the underlying pathos of Norma's situation came through less clearly. (source)
- The Greeks, among other weapons (such as bow and arrow), military tools and machines which they were implicating in war, were using most often for a body to body combat swords and spears and possibly less often axes, and of course they were protecting their bodies by using a "panoply" of defensive tools and clothing. (source)
- Though this latest study doesn't speculate about the causes of these class differences, previous research has focused on a panoply of factors, such as the variety of words directed toward the child more variety leads to higher test scores, the number of books in the home and even the ratio of encouraging remarks to discouraging warnings. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 38 example sentences provided below is 49.0, which suggests that "panoply" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 47 synonyms for panoply.
act, affectation, arrangement, array, arrayal, blaze, bravura, dash, demonstration, example, exhibit, exhibition, expo, exposition, exposure, fanfare, flourish, for show, frame-up, frippery, front, grandstand play, layout, manifestation, ostentation, ostentatiousness, pageant, panorama, parade, pedantry, pomp, presentation, pretension, pretentiousness, revelation, sample, scheme, shine, show, showboat, spectacle, splash, splendor, splurge, spread, unfolding, vanity
We have 10 antonyms for panoply.
concealment, cover, dullness, hiding, modesty, ordinariness, plainness, quiet, simplicity, truth
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of panoply from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A splendid or striking array: a panoply of colorful flags. See Synonyms at display.
- (noun) Ceremonial attire with all accessories: a portrait of the general in full panoply.
- (noun) Something that covers and protects: a porcupine's panoply of quills.
- (noun) The complete arms and armor of a warrior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A splendid display of something.
- (noun) a collection or display of weaponry
- (noun) Ceremonial garments, complete with all accessories.
- (noun) A complete set of armour.
- (noun) Something that covers and protects.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) Defensive armor in general; a full suit of defensive armor.
- (noun) Any full set of elaborate attire, complete with accessories or accompanying paraphernalia; any elaborate special or ceremonial attire and equipment.
- (noun) Any impressive complete array.
- (noun) Any complete array of devices used in an endeavor.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A complete set or suit of arms, offensive and defensive; the complete defensive armor of any period, especially that from the fifteenth century onward, when all the pieces were of wrought steel and accurately adapted to their purpose: often used figuratively.
- (noun) A group or assemblage of pieces of defensive armor, with or without weapons, arranged as a sort of trophy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) a complete and impressive array