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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISPLAYING

“This is the last opera of the season,” said she, displaying a pink ticket.

The skin had been torn away, displaying the rosy flesh, studded with dark specks.

This sight amused him, particularly when there were women there displaying their bare bosoms.

Now then you have a fine opportunity of displaying your training.

Portstewart was displaying symptoms of decline as a watering-place.

Since the flower-show, the Premier was displaying feverish activity.

"Here is the document," said Hagan, displaying Felipe's paper.

Then Cloderic himself, when he was displaying his treasures, was slain by some one, I know not whom.

Material pleasures are eating, displaying, possessing, and society.

Circumstances did not give her the opportunity of displaying her genius.

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.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DISPLAYING

performing

adjectivetaking part in a presentation
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