Quotes of description

  1. What girls do to each other is beyond description No chinese torture comes close. – Tori Amos
  2. Somebody was telling me about the French Army rifle that was being advertised on eBay the other day- the description was, 'Never shot. Dropped once. – Roy Blunt
  3. My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery. – John Cleveland
  4. I looked it at like this way. To get folks to like you, as a screen player I mean, I figured you had to sort of be their ideal. I don't mean a handsome knight riding a white horse, but a fella who answered the description of a right guy. – Gary Cooper
  5. All I can really say is it's bloodier than hell. In this one I'm going to be much more direct and honest in my description of the actual killings and the crime scene. – Christopher Darden
  6. Dreaming in public is an important part of our job description as science writers, but there are bad dreams as well as good dreams. We're dreamers, you see, but we're also realists, of a sort. – William Gibson
  7. In fact, words are well adapted for description and the arousing of emotion, but for many kinds of precise thought other symbols are much better. – John B. S. Haldane
  8. Similar to the telescope or the telephone, television enables us to see or hear things we never dreamed of. When you look at the details, a concrete scene between people is really something incredibly unlikely, something subtle that requires extended description – Alexander Kluge
  9. A sound mind in a sound body, is a short, but full description of a happy state in this World: he that has these two, has little more to wish for; and he that wants either of them, will be little the better for anything else. – John Locke
  10. War is wretched beyond description and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality. – John McCain
  11. I love the description of Gothic churches before the printed word, that they were the bibles of the poor. – John McGahern
  12. The mathematical framework of quantum theory has passed countless successful tests and is now universally accepted as a consistent and accurate description of all atomic phenomena. – Erwin Schrodinger
  13. I open with a clock striking, to beget an awful attention in the audience- it also marks the time, which is four o clock in the morning, and saves a description of the rising sun, and a great deal about gilding the eastern hemisphere. – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  14. In rating ease of description as very important, we are essentially asserting a belief in quantitative knowledge- a belief that most of the key questions in our world sooner or later demand answers to 'by how much?' rather than merely to 'in which direction?' – John Tuley

Usage examples for description

  1. That is, they were known by description – Mysticism and Logic and Other Essays by Bertrand Russell
  2. " In the first place, I must have a description of this Mr. Gideon Hayle. – My Strangest Case by Guy Boothby
  3. Lord Southminster's house needs no description – Dawn of All by Robert Hugh Benson
  4. The description certainly agreed, so far as he could judge, in the most minute particulars. – East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood
  5. Their situation is there wretched beyond description – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  6. The dead had been removed, but the scene that morning must have been horrible beyond description – A Surgeon in Belgium by Henry Sessions Souttar
  7. If you knew you had a fine home in an adjoining State, and you had never seen it, you would want some one who had seen it to give you a description of it. – How to Live a Holy Life by C. E. Orr
  8. 4859. Has it generally been a correct description of your way of dealing with the shop at Sumburgh, and with Mr. Bruce for your fish? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. " Miss Mildare is absolutely the opposite of your description she declared. – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  10. If this were indeed so, and the description were true,- and he could not doubt this,- how desperate his situation was, and how he had been deceived in his false hopes! – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  11. No description can do it justice. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  12. The furniture of the prison deserves description – Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot by William Gannaway Brownlow
  13. We won't quarrel about description – A Second Coming by Richard Marsh
  14. Even after this description the boys failed to recognize him. – Two Little Confederates by Thomas Nelson Page
  15. This description made the vague boy of the woods real and vital for the first time in Priscilla's life, and she shuddered. – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  16. I would grant Home Rule of the completest description and I would let it run its natural course for- shall we say five years? – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  17. Do you agree with our hostess's description of women? – Elizabeth and her German Garden by "Elizabeth", AKA Marie Annette Beauchamp
  18. This, I suppose, is no time to stop for a description of Fanny Brandeis. – Fanny Herself by Edna Ferber
  19. Can you by any chance give me a description of the person who sent it? – The Film of Fear by Arnold Fredericks
  20. Pownall, Topographical Description of North America. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman

Rhymes for description