Usage examples for define

  1. Without being able definitely to define it there was in the hearts of men a sense of need of some clear word of guiding, and in this crisis of Canadian history the churches of Canada were not found wanting. – The Major by Ralph Connor
  2. Will you please define good behaviour? – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  3. The business of the adult, Froebel goes on to say, is to supply these names, " not primarily to develop the child's power of speech," but " to define his sense impressions." – The Child Under Eight by E.R. Murray and Henrietta Brown Smith
  4. The conception of a species is difficult to define, and authorities are not agreed about it. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  5. I could not define it; the thrill was without perceptible meaning, but I felt that the odd word should tell me something. – The Paternoster Ruby by Charles Edmonds Walk
  6. How do you define it? – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  7. Well, that depends upon how you define politics, of course. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. " Define the word 'home, '" she was once asked when very young. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  9. Can anyone define it? – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  10. But this point cannot be pressed, for it is perfectly logical to define first of all what you mean by a ghost and then to prove that such a thing does not exist. – Hinduism and Buddhism, Vol I. (of 3) An Historical Sketch by Charles Eliot
  11. Augustine then went on to define wisdom. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  12. I do not even say that there is not a great difference between them; I say that science is now plunged too deep in new doubts and possibilities to have authority to define the difference. – The New Jerusalem by G. K. Chesterton
  13. Until a mistake, says Morawetz, on the part of the directors, individual stockholders have no right to appeal to the courts to define the line of policy to be pursued by the company. – Putnam's Handy Law Book for the Layman by Albert Sidney Bolles