Usage examples for characterize

  1. To the government, and unconsciously to the masses of the people, Christian thought and truth and method necessarily characterize most of the laws, institutions and processes of India. – India’s Problem Krishna or Christ by John P. Jones
  2. Quarrels, love passages, mutual assistance, and such instances as characterize human life, were ascribed to them. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  3. He happily carried with him amid all struggles and disappointments, as well as successes in the making of a career, the buoyant, hopeful, companionable, and affectionate interests which characterize the ambitious senior who has just left college to take his plunge into the activities of life. – My Memories of Eighty Years by Chauncey M. Depew
  4. " Art," writes one who knows, " is a mistress so beautiful, so high, so noble, that no phrases can fitly characterize her, no service can be wholly worthy of her." – If You Don't Write Fiction by Charles Phelps Cushing
  5. They seemed to be ashamed, and principally on my account, because I was talking nonsense, and nonsense which it was impossible to openly characterize as such. – The Moscow Census - From "What to do?" by Lyof N. Tolstoi
  6. But even the gaiety of New Year is not to be compared with the perfect lightness and freedom of merriment that characterize some aspects of Vartavar, nor do any of the Christian folk festivals have the completeness of Vartavar. – Armenian Legends and Festivals by Louis A. Boettiger
  7. Thus two things characterize genius; at first, the vivacity of the need it has of producing, then the power of producing; for the need without the power is only a malady that resembles genius, but is not it. – Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good by Victor Cousin
  8. At an early age they are familiar with all the rules of behaviour which characterize their after life and conduct. – The Chinese Boy and Girl by Isaac Taylor Headland
  9. 98. What should characterize the Narrative? – 1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading by B. A. Hathaway