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A miscellaneous collection of things or people:‘the room was filled with an assortment of clothes’
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- ‘The collections of college and university art museums are sometimes motley assortments of works of art donated by alumni to their alma mater - uneven collections with glaring gaps.’
- ‘He has drawn on a wide assortment of evidence and gives us, in the end, a wider picture than perhaps he set out to give.’
- ‘All in all I have acquired information about an unusual assortment of subjects.’
- ‘There are many, many large-flowering varieties available in a wide assortment of colors.’
- ‘Mr Davenport has lived on the farm, which has an assortment of hens, sheep and geese, for 40 years.’
- ‘It is filled with an assortment of junk including hundreds of nuts and bolts and years' worth of empty wine bottles.’
- ‘In the tearoom at work there's an assortment of women's magazines lying around.’
- ‘Noted for our ever popular cheese curds and huge ice-cream cones, we also have one of the finest assortments of home-made cheeses anywhere in the country.’
- ‘This important passage contains at least one blatant lie and a wide assortment of half truths.’
- ‘There was an assortment of free drinks on offer and a couple of plates of biscuits.’
- ‘At the top you could buy an assortment of foods and drinks, all which had been carried up on someone's back.’
- ‘There will also be the usual assortment of raffle and tombola prizes.’
- ‘There was a great response, with a great assortment of entries ranging from the very funny to the very cute!’
- ‘There was a wide assortment of delightful buns and cakes, and a great range of healthy fruit juices.’
- ‘At the backpackers' bar you could find the usual assortment of international drinkers.’
- ‘For dessert, an assortment of tempting baked goods is on display at the counter.’
- ‘It was huge and full of a wide assortment of cars from all ages.’
- ‘No sooner have you sat down than an assortment of dishes is laid before you.’
- ‘The bartender serves beer on a glass-topped counter displaying a wide assortment of ammunition.’
- ‘Browsers can choose from a wide assortment of goodies, home-made and otherwise.’
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