inscriptions

[ in-skrip-shuh n ]SEE DEFINITION OF inscriptions
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INSCRIPTIONS

The other two inscriptions, however, refused to surrender their secrets.

Some of the inscriptions were so artless as to provoke a smile.

They shall one day bring a lantern and read the inscriptions.

They were, and the inscriptions were delightfully informal and friendly.

In many of these are inscriptions that were written by the prisoners.

He who submitted to it was in aeternum renatus, according to the inscriptions.

The testimony of inscriptions corroborates that of the Byzantine writer.

The pausarii are mentioned in the inscriptions; cf. Dessau, Inscr.

All inscriptions on one card should be in the same style of type.

It bore two inscriptions, one on the lid, the other on the body.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Latin inscriptionem (nominative inscriptio) "a writing upon, inscription," noun of action from past participle stem of inscribere "inscribe, to write on or in anything," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)).

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