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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EXPRESSING

In "Lear," Shakespeare was intent on expressing his own disillusion and naked misery.

Hinde gaped at him, incapable of expressing himself with sufficient force.

Unused to expressing herself in public, she seemed to be feeling her way.

Is it necessary that I should defend myself for expressing my displeasure?

She has been expressing her anxiety that you should return in time.

I should wish them to see it, sir, as expressing what my opinions air.

A little frightened by this advice, the priest went on expressing his thanks.

For there is already rebellion in expressing an opinion of one's own.

Hyacinthe pouted by way of expressing his contempt of all fruitfulness.

It was enough for him to be happy; and he had better ways of expressing it.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French espresser "press, squeeze out; speak one's mind" (Modern French exprimer), Medieval Latin expressare, frequentative of exprimere "represent, describe," literally "to press out" (source of Italian espresso; the sense evolution here is perhaps via an intermediary sense of something like "clay that takes under pressure takes the form of an image"), from ex- "out" (see ex-) + pressare "to press, push," from Latin premere (see press (v.1)). Related: Expressed; expresses; expressing.

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