Careful Words

fashion (n.)

fashion (v.)

fashion (adv.)

fashion (adj.)

  He is only fantastical that is not in fashion.

Robert Burton (1576-1640): Anatomy of Melancholy. Part iii. Sect. 2, Memb. 2, Subsect. 3.

Some jay of Italy,

Whose mother was her painting, hath betray'd him:

Poor I am stale, a garment out of fashion.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Cymbeline. Act iii. Sc. 4.

The expectancy and rose of the fair state,

The glass of fashion and the mould of form,

The observed of all observers!

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Hamlet. Act iii. Sc. 1.

Let's do it after the high Roman fashion.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Antony and Cleopatra. Act iv. Sc. 15.

  Lie ten nights awake, carving the fashion of a new doublet. He was wont to speak plain and to the purpose.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Much Ado about Nothing. Act ii. Sc. 3.

He wears his faith but as the fashion of his hat.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Much Ado about Nothing. Act i. Sc. 1.

O, good old man, how well in thee appears

The constant service of the antique world,

When service sweat for duty, not for meed!

Thou art not for the fashion of these times,

Where none will sweat but for promotion.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): As You Like It. Act ii. Sc. 3.

  The fashion of this world passeth away.

New Testament: 1 Corinthians vii. 31.

As good be out of the world as out of the fashion.

Colley Cibber (1671-1757): Love's Last Shift. Act ii.

A man in all the world's new fashion planted,

That hath a mint of phrases in his brain.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Love's Labour's Lost. Act i. Sc. 1.

The fashion wears out more apparel than the man.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616): Much Ado about Nothing. Act iii. Sc. 3.