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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DELINEATE

I dare not attempt to delineate the paroxysm of emotion which it excited in every heart.

Again his pencil moved, and I knew he was attempting to delineate her features.

He will be able to delineate the characters, consciences, and conduct of his neighbours.

I have endeavoured to delineate his character so that it will be as an open book.

We are not, but his ability we are in duty bound to delineate truthfully.

This word does not satisfy me, nor can I think of one that will delineate my idea.

Professor has finished measuring, and is preparing to "delineate" me.

I but delineate some truths as your benefactor, and as I am given them for each.

She has parcelled out her purgatory, as we delineate this upper world on a map.

The p. 130character of the man, thus fatally excepted, I have no purpose to delineate.

WORD ORIGIN

1550s, from Latin delineatus, past participle of delineare "to sketch out," from de- "completely" (see de-) + lineare "draw lines," from linea "line" (see line (n.)). Related: Delineated; delineating.

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