How to use Threadbare in a sentence
Does the fabric appear threadbare in places?
The merchandise stall, for instance, is looking threadbare.
He was totally engrossed in games with a threadbare and rather pathetic looking little beanbag which had just the one eye.
The public areas of the house are distinctly shabby and threadbare, with huge cobwebs and dust everywhere.
It will have lost its luster, gone threadbare, But new, it bore the wedding day's bowtie.Advertisement
But to claim that a truly civic culture of engagement and participation can be enabled in any other way looks increasingly threadbare.
In this case an opinion held by very few, mainly those who want to add emotive language to a rather threadbare cause.
Even the Leopard's ongoing festival of nostalgia is looking a little threadbare.
Why does it have to be so threadbare going on gimcrack, recycling motoring and travel shows against rather desultory newscasts?
From the original ten pairs of socks, I now have twelve very threadbare odd ones.Advertisement
All of a sudden the schedules on Saturday are looking particularly threadbare.
Helen (Pauline McLynn) and Paul (Paul McGann) have been married for 25 years, but their relationship has become threadbare.
Though at first his long hair, his threadbare cloak and his staff furnished the subject of many a jest, and his harsh and overbearing manner caused grave discontent, yet the rapidity and decisiveness of his movements, won the sympathy and respect of the Syracusans.
The carpet was threadbare in places and the room smelled stale and dirty.
Both of our houses were poorly furnished, with very old threadbare carpets.Advertisement
Therefore, even with its threadbare plot, well worth seeing.
It 's equally important tho not to use old threadbare luggage which is n't up to a mild bruising from baggage handlers.
Not just holes but they have a flimsy, see-through, threadbare appearance.
The threadbare popular notion of skills is replaced by a richer one.
Even the Leopard 's ongoing festival of nostalgia is looking a little threadbare.Advertisement
It will have lost its luster, gone threadbare, But new, it bore the wedding day 's bowtie.
Yet there is a certain difference between this and the work of a poor artist whose designs are threadbare.
A degenerate society cared nothing for syllogisms grown threadbare by repetition.
He took us from mid-table obscurity to playoff victory with a threadbare squad in the space of seven months.
That ostrich may be looking a bit threadbare after all these years, but I laughed so much I nearly soiled myself.Advertisement
If you or someone you know is the type of man who does not throw his underwear out until the pair is threadbare and has more holes than a sieve, men's nylon tricot briefs may just be the way to go.
Nigel Worthington 's threadbare squad saw today 's match become a memorable occasion for three of the 14 players in yellow.
For women who had spent several years wearing threadbare pajamas or chemises to bed, this was an unheard of opulence, and happily embraced.