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Usage examples for delineate

  1. It is true that there are men without arms and legs and noses, but to delineate such a creature with exquisite accuracy is not to produce a faithful rendering of life. – Personality in Literature by Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  2. Considered merely as an artistic subject, it is surely eminently beautiful: it places before us the two most graceful forms which the hand of man was ever called on to delineate;- the winged spirit fresh from paradise; the woman not less pure, and even more highly blessed- the chosen vessel of redemption, and the personification of all female loveliness, all female excellence, all wisdom, and all purity. – Legends of the Madonna by Mrs. Jameson
  3. C. was possessed of remarkable narrative and descriptive powers, and could occasionally delineate character. – A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature by John W. Cousin
  4. In the future, some writer may delineate that hideous dream- to do so to- day, in this year 1868, would tear the stoutest heart. – Mohun, or, The Last Days of Lee by John Esten Cooke
  5. Professor Barnard, with the Lick thirty- six inch telescope, discerned an astonishing wealth of detail on the surface of Mars, so intricate, minute, and abundant, that it baffled all attempts to delineate it; and these peculiarities were seen upon the supposed seas as well as on the land- surfaces. – Is Mars Habitable? by Alfred Russel Wallace
  6. Orthography is vitiated among such as learn first to speak, and then to write, by imperfect notions of the relation between letters and vocal utterance; but to those students every character is of equal importance; for letters are to them not symbols of names, but of things; when they write they do not represent a sound, but delineate a form. – A Journey to the Western Isles of Scotland by Samuel Johnson
  7. Buildings, rocks, trees, served simply to indicate, not to delineate, the scene. – Gryll Grange by Thomas Love Peacock Commentator: George Saintsbury
  8. It would be impossible for me to delineate the occurrences incident to my hunting days. – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  9. And it must be remembered that I have undertaken to- day to delineate the general characteristics of Mysticism, not of Christian Mysticism. – Christian Mysticism by William Ralph Inge
  10. You see This spirit I'd delineate working here: To sacrifice and by the sacrifice Rise to a bigger spirit, make it truer; Then bring that truer spirit to her love For Barrett Bays, and not just loll and slop In love to- day. – Domesday Book by Edgar Lee Masters
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