informing

[ in-fawrm ]SEE DEFINITION OF informing

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INFORMING

Robert shrank from informing him, but he knew it to be his duty, and he was too brave to put it off.

Then she turned her attention to Eileen, and the shock she received was informing.

Let us ascertain, if we can, what it means, since they are so chary of informing us themselves.

I had every day news from Rebours, informing me how matters went.

The hour for informing her had arrived; he might stand in need of her advice.

Captain Shad, after informing them that he would be aboard in a jiffy, drove on to the barn.

Asad was speaking, informing Sakr-el-Bahr of what he had learnt, and what there was to do.

They'd not bear to be informing without surety for his life, to be sure!

Within three days Henry was informing his friends: 'I never have any breakfast.

To this informing statement the other man did not so much as lift an eyebrow.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "to train or instruct in some specific subject," from Old French informer "instruct, inform, teach," and directly from Latin informare "to shape, form," figuratively "train, instruct, educate," from in- "into" (see in- (2)) + formare "to form, shape," from forma "form" (see form (n.)). Varied with enform until c.1600. Sense of "report facts or news" first recorded late 14c. Related: Informed; informing.

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