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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPLAY

And what avails skill in music, if there is no chance to display it?

We must acquire proficiency in defense and display stamina in purpose.

For the first time, Mary was moved to the display of a slight confusion.

Could she have reckoned upon weaning me from him by a display of his awkwardness?

Now was the time to display their known courage and patience.

But, on his own part, he now saw no reason for a display of alacrity.

He also thought it good policy to display all the assurance he could muster.

The martyr's crown awaits them, for they display the martyr's spirit.

I had entered the New World in the midst of a display of ice-fireworks.

What a display of viscera, muscles and blood suggestive of a butcher's shop!

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "unfurl" (a banner, etc.), from Old French desploiir (Modern French déployer) "unfold, unfasten, spread out" (of knots, sealed letters, etc.), from Latin displicare "to scatter," from dis- "un-, apart" (see dis-) + plicare "to fold" (see ply (v.1)).

Properly of sails or flags (and unconnected to play); meaning "reveal, exhibit" is late 14c. Related: Displayed; displaying.

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