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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESCRIPTION

She had received absolutely no other description of the girl she was to meet.

I will attempt no description of the beauties that met them at every turn.

I was only thinking of our friend's description of his awfulness.

The description of Ranelagh (in the chapter on Music) is too lengthy to reproduce.

But there is more in this light badinage of the girls than a description of Rosaline.

Can anyone assert that our connexion with Athens answers to this description?

"That's as good a description of him as you could invent," he said.

Then I gave him as close a description of the man as I could.

This description was Enid Biddell's, she being happy and therefore frivolous.

Witness the following, from a description of the city churchgoers.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French description (12c.) and directly from Latin descriptionem (nominative descriptio) "representation, description, copy," noun of action from past participle stem of describere "write down, transcribe, copy, sketch," from de- "down" (see de-) + scribere "write" (see script (n.)).

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