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More definitions of "decoration":

  • (noun): The act of decorating something (in the hope of making it more attractive).

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    The question mark is alright when it is all alone when it
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    Gertrude Stein (1874–1946)

    If there be any man who thinks the ruin of a race of men a small matter, compared with the last decoration and completions of his own comfort,—who would not so much as part with his ice- cream, to save them from rapine and manacles, I think I must not hesitate to satisfy that man that also his cream and vanilla are safer and cheaper by placing the negro nation on a fair footing than by robbing them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)