commentary

[ kom-uh n-ter-ee ]SEE DEFINITION OF commentary
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR COMMENTARY

That admirable book is a commentary upon this part of Genesis.

What a commentary on their desertion of him were the looks so full of benevolence and affection!

I 'll keep just to fact, and leave the commentary on this to yourself.

I shall give his story in his own words, without any commentary.

The commentary is not written in the Zend language, but in Pahlavi or Persian.

The "good-night" that Stafford breathed after her needed no commentary.

The following from Dummelow's Commentary, dealing with Matt.

Then there is a commentary on the "Cantica of Avicenna," and a tractate on the "Theriac."

In all this there is no reflexion or commentary by the author.

They range over a vast number of subjects, and furnish a commentary on the Qurn.

WORD ORIGIN

1530s, from Middle French commentaire, or directly from Latin commentarius "notebook, annotation; diary, memoir," noun use of adjective, "relating to comments," from commentum (see comment (n.)). Perhaps the Latin noun is short for volumen commentarium. Originally in English as an adjective (early 15c.).

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