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You have defined her character, my dear sir, as correctly as if you had known her from her birth.

Such a formula expresses the commandment of sexual ethics as we have defined it.

He could not for his life have defined the difference, but there it was.

May it not be defined as a period of about twenty years in a woman's life, and thirty in a man's?

The elements may be perceived by sense, but they are names, and cannot be defined.

But when the word 'knowledge' was found how was it to be explained or defined?

The idea of knowledge, although hard to be defined, is realised in the life of philosophy.

Thus, my friend, we have declared and defined the nature of the subject.

But will you tell me whether I defined love at the beginning of my speech?

He defined the nature and crime of treason with elaboration and circumlocution.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to specify; to end," from Old French defenir "to end, terminate, determine," and directly from Latin definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" (see de-) + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish (n.)). Related: Defined; defining.

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