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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESCRIPTIONS

He made quite a good picture of you in one of them, drawn from my descriptions.

But you can tell me so much more about them than I can tell you, that why should I tire you with my accounts and descriptions?

The descriptions of these old rectory-houses are interesting.

Besides this, a great many other descriptions are spun there.

Many sermons have been filled with descriptions of celestial or infernal mansions.

The descriptions the sheriff of that county must have in his office will tell all about that scar.

They are applied to crochet as well as to the other descriptions of work named.

The Histiophorus, the sailfish about which I am writing and of which descriptions follow.

The same impression is produced by the descriptions of the Greek writers.

Minute descriptions of real property and chattels are given.

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.)).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.