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verb as in depict

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The idealized grid of fairness cannot limn the contours of these deep existential debts.

I fear it is not possible to limn so many persons in so small a tablet as the compass of our plays afford.

Just as the old religious painters used to limn saints and Madonnas, let us now write works of artistic and moral fiction.

As I have sketched an ideal parlour, so would I limn a bedroom I have seen.

No, madam; the beauty of the features the artist had set himself to limn.

It is not possible in a chapter, a book or a five-foot shelf to limn all that is even of cursory interest.


On this page you'll find 26 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to limn, such as: delineate, describe, draw, paint, and represent.

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