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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DESIGN

I'll send young Rapson, the architect, along to make a design.

They are apprehensive that Mr. Lovelace will be there with design to come home with me.

The mosaic border to the frame is quite unique in its design.

It was a thing that happened; there was no design in it; that would have been out of character.

Your design is great and noble; and I doubt not but God will bless you in it.

The design of the cable was a subject of experiment by Professor Morse and others.

But I should have been glad to know whether it had been produced by design or accident.

Then the artist took a separate sheet of bronze for his design.

Paul acknowledged the truth, but told him the design with which he had done it.

He could detect a design upon it when nobody else had any perception of the fact.

WORD ORIGIN

1540s, from Latin designare "mark out, devise, choose, designate, appoint," from de- "out" (see de-) + signare "to mark," from signum "a mark, sign" (see sign (n.)). Originally in English with the meaning now attached to designate; many modern uses of design are metaphoric extensions. Related: Designed; designing.

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