Usage examples for define

  1. He had a thousand- mile ticket, and he had no baggage check to define his destination; he could step off and get on where he pleased. – The Quality of Mercy by W. D. Howells
  2. It is hard to define. – The Secrets of the German War Office by Dr. Armgaard Karl Graves
  3. 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
  4. Can anyone define it? – Father Payne by Arthur Christopher Benson
  5. " Define the word 'home, '" she was once asked when very young. – Banked Fires by E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi
  6. 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
  7. Will you please define good behaviour? – Mysterious Mr. Sabin by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  8. I believe that would define it best. – Fair and Warmer by E. G. von Wald
  9. The consciousness of a change, which she could not readily define, in her feelings toward Alfred Clarke, vexed and irritated her. – Betty Zane by Zane Grey
  10. How do you define it? – No Hero by E.W. Hornung
  11. That which the poet sees, the philosopher must define. – The Approach to Philosophy by Ralph Barton Perry
  12. 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
  13. At length came that time when physicians could define within a few days the final hour of release. – Ernest Maltravers, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  14. At the outset we must observe that the word life is an elastic term, hard to define in any satisfactory way, and yet standing for something which we know here upon the earth. – A Text-Book of Astronomy by George C. Comstock
  15. The conception of a species is difficult to define, and authorities are not agreed about it. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  16. 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
  17. Augustine then went on to define wisdom. – Life of Saint Monica by F. A. (Frances Alice) Forbes
  18. Well, that depends upon how you define politics, of course. – The Devil's Paw by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  19. 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
  20. 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