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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ACCENTUATING

Now it rose, now it fell, accentuating the silence dense about it.

“And nothing to you,” said Burchill, accentuating his habitual drawl.

I therefore played from c to e, accentuating e in particular.

Figures 178 and 179 show a better form of enrichment by accentuating the outline.

I had half a mind to undeceive him, but he might have imagined I was accentuating my points.

The maker had doubtless no thought of accentuating the feminine figure.

The searchlight still shot steadily, a golden bar of light athwart the darkness and accentuating it by contrast.

"And I—I was ignorant," exclaimed M. de Rnal, growing as angry as before and accentuating his words.

Princess Dolgoruki had made a similar request, and by accentuating his danger they both only succeeded in challenging his courage.

Often by accentuating her thinness, a woman can make an effect as type, which gives her distinction.

WORD ORIGIN

1731, from Medieval Latin accentuatus, past participle of accentuare "to accent," from Latin accentus (see accent (n.)). Originally "to pronounce with an accent;" meaning "emphasize" is recorded from 1865.

Related: Accentuated; accentuating.

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