Usage examples for definition

  1. But this is too broad a definition for our purpose. – Monopolies and the People by Charles Whiting Baker
  2. He had had an admirably free and happy life with parents who were his dearest friends, and with a friend who was to him a hero beyond the need of definition – The Dark Tower by Phyllis Bottome
  3. Oh, she said, blushing, I remembered the definition of a gentleman in the Irish R. M.- 'a man who has late dinner and takes in the London Times. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)
  4. Very few people sin, if you accept my definition – Children of the Desert by Louis Dodge
  5. No simple, plain definition of love, or light or life has ever been formed yet by man so far as I can learn. – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  6. But what is your new definition – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  7. This term obviously demands some further definition – Natural Law in the Spiritual World by Henry Drummond
  8. An accurate definition at first of what we wish to prove would often make a long discussion unnecessary. – Orthodoxy: Its Truths And Errors by James Freeman Clarke
  9. The primitive myth does not include all that properly comes within the definition of myth. – Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme
  10. Does the definition apply to them? – Composition-Rhetoric by Stratton D. Brooks
  11. In the case of no other race is so narrow a definition attempted. – The Negro by W.E.B. Du Bois
  12. No absolute definition can be given, however, of the term " patent flour," as usage varies the meaning in different parts of the country. – Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value by Harry Snyder
  13. Next, we have the Scientific Definition of Mortal Mind. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  14. The bore, to attempt a further definition is simply a fellow human being out of his element. – Prose Fancies by Richard Le Gallienne
  15. As " invitation" was the term employed, the peculiar manner in which the idea was conceived hardly needs definition – England and Germany by Emile Joseph Dillon
  16. The men and women for whom he sat possessed the same quality as his never- forgotten goddess and Lady Chudley and the young architect- a quality which he recognized keenly, but for which his limited vocabulary could find no definition – The Fortunate Youth by William J. Locke
  17. A term may mean, or convey to the mind, a good many more attributes than those which are stated in its definition – Deductive Logic by St. George Stock
  18. Euclid's definition is thought to be due to Plato, and is only one of many definitions that have been suggested. – The Teaching of Geometry by David Eugene Smith
  19. This sounds very like a definition of truth. – Pragmatism A New Name for Some Old Ways of Thinking by William James
  20. First; an exact definition of the condition known as Poverty. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell