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Usage examples for framing

  1. I was framing an apology for not accompanying them to church as they came up- Mrs. Jervaise and her daughter leading, with their three visitors in a bunch behind. – The Jervaise Comedy by J. D. Beresford
  2. She put her elbows on the table, and framing her face with her hands looked at me, and shook her head. – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  3. There are two ways of proceeding in framing any such Constitution. – The New Irish Constitution by J. H. Morgan
  4. Isabelle looked very smart in her new gown, a round travelling hat just framing her brilliant eyes and dark hair. – Together by Robert Herrick (1868-1938)
  5. It is a difficult matter, in the absence of special holding devices, to chuck a bearing, especially if a long one, so true in a boring machine or lathe as to insure that its bore shall stand in absolutely correct alignment with the journal when placed in its position in the framing where it is to operate, and it is for this reason that many bearings are bored while in their frames. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  6. In framing any of these measures for a mineral resource, it is desirable to know all about the character of the raw material, its physical occurrence and distribution, and the possibilities for future development. – The Economic Aspect of Geology by C. K. Leith
  7. The fact that with such a suggestive precedent before their eyes the Greeks never once hit upon the device of representation, even in their attempts at framing federal unions, shows how thoroughly their whole political training had operated to exclude such a conception from their minds. – American Political Ideas Viewed From The Standpoint Of Universal History by John Fiske
  8. I tell you on my oath, these two men, Mifflin and Weintraub, are framing something up. – The Haunted Bookshop by Christopher Morley
  9. As soon as he could get out of the mess, he hurried down past the Adjutant's office, and hastily framing an errand, went in. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  10. But though the English proclamation had appeared in America at the time of framing these instructions, I think its effect, as to alien duties, had not yet been experienced, and therefore was not attended to. – Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson
  11. She lay awake at night, turning over in her mind Helen's present plight and framing loving plans for the future. – Franklin Kane by Anne Douglas Sedgwick
  12. This, with the ancient brick arches above, framing fragments of deep blue sky- and the worn steps below- forms a subject dear to Roman artists, and is often introduced as a background to groups of monks and peasants. – Walks in Rome by Augustus J.C. Hare
  13. Ike seemed to be framing together a raft. – Ralph of the Roundhouse by Allen Chapman
  14. Off in the distance, at the end of the suite, Dorothy suddenly saw a familiar brown head, and behind a shaggy white head, and then a pair of great, braid shoulders, and in back of them a modish bonnet framing the dignified face of Aunt Winnie! – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  15. He had a way of framing the woman to whom he was talking and then stepping back out of the picture. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  16. The framing entirely new systems, is a work that requires vast attention; and it is much easier to guard an old one. – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  17. His lips seemed to be framing words which were never spoken. – The Red Rat's Daughter by Guy Boothby
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