How to use Threadbare in a sentence

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  • Does the fabric appear threadbare in places?

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  • The merchandise stall, for instance, is looking threadbare.

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  • He was totally engrossed in games with a threadbare and rather pathetic looking little beanbag which had just the one eye.

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  • The public areas of the house are distinctly shabby and threadbare, with huge cobwebs and dust everywhere.

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  • It will have lost its luster, gone threadbare, But new, it bore the wedding day's bowtie.

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  • But to claim that a truly civic culture of engagement and participation can be enabled in any other way looks increasingly threadbare.

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  • In this case an opinion held by very few, mainly those who want to add emotive language to a rather threadbare cause.

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  • Even the Leopard's ongoing festival of nostalgia is looking a little threadbare.

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  • Why does it have to be so threadbare going on gimcrack, recycling motoring and travel shows against rather desultory newscasts?

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  • From the original ten pairs of socks, I now have twelve very threadbare odd ones.

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  • All of a sudden the schedules on Saturday are looking particularly threadbare.

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  • Helen (Pauline McLynn) and Paul (Paul McGann) have been married for 25 years, but their relationship has become threadbare.

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  • 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.

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  • The carpet was threadbare in places and the room smelled stale and dirty.

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  • Both of our houses were poorly furnished, with very old threadbare carpets.

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  • Therefore, even with its threadbare plot, well worth seeing.

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  • It 's equally important tho not to use old threadbare luggage which is n't up to a mild bruising from baggage handlers.

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  • Not just holes but they have a flimsy, see-through, threadbare appearance.

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  • The threadbare popular notion of skills is replaced by a richer one.

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  • Even the Leopard 's ongoing festival of nostalgia is looking a little threadbare.

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  • It will have lost its luster, gone threadbare, But new, it bore the wedding day 's bowtie.

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  • Yet there is a certain difference between this and the work of a poor artist whose designs are threadbare.

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  • A degenerate society cared nothing for syllogisms grown threadbare by repetition.

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  • He took us from mid-table obscurity to playoff victory with a threadbare squad in the space of seven months.

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  • That ostrich may be looking a bit threadbare after all these years, but I laughed so much I nearly soiled myself.

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  • 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.

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  • Nigel Worthington 's threadbare squad saw today 's match become a memorable occasion for three of the 14 players in yellow.

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  • For women who had spent several years wearing threadbare pajamas or chemises to bed, this was an unheard of opulence, and happily embraced.

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