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  • Some of their ornaments are a little meretricious, but the prevalent French features of their architecture are more happy than common. — A Residence in France
  • A correspondent of the “National Era” wrote: “ 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' is denounced by time-serving preachers as a meretricious work. — The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • But the meretricious ornaments which he himself had introduced were within the reach of the meanest capacity; and, having been among the first to debauch the taste of the public, it was retributive justice that he should experience their inconstancy. — The Dramatic Works of John Dryden
  • In this confusing language of ours noisome doesn't mean ` noisy, 'meretricious is anything but meritorious, penultimate is less ultimate than ultimate, but invaluable is more valuable than valuable. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4
  • Persiani is more generally a favorite here; she is indeed skilful both as an actress and in the management of her voice, but I find her expression meretricious, her singing mechanical. At Home And Abroad Or, Things And Thoughts In America and Europe