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I will content myself with describing what is in store for the tourist.

So, when I tried to describe the most charming girl of whom I could think, I was describing you.

They had all been describing their individual pursuits and experiences of the morning.

I remembered what Anna Sartorius had said in describing this haupt-probe to me.

Partly he is indulging his humour by describing others who were more astray than he was.

I am describing from a proof: in bad impressions this trunk is darkened.

But it is evident that Plato is describing what to him appears to be also a fact.

Nor would you praise the behaviour of States which act like the men whom I was just now describing.

The State which we have been describing is said to be wise as being good in counsel?

And if they are to be what we were describing, is there not another quality which they should also possess?

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., descriven, from Old French descrivre, descrire (13c.), from Latin describere "to write down, copy; sketch, represent" (see description). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes, describing.

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