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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MARK OUT

Let me take one example which may mark out the outline of the contention.

Mr Intelligence, mark out a route, and mind you have a good guide.

I deny the right of any man to mark out the path in which I shall walk.

To draw a bounding line round; hence to mark out the limits of.

I have to mark out a figure on the boards, said Mr. Sanders.

I have a big map at my office on which we can mark out the territory.

Let him mark out his bed, dig the soil to the depth of eighteen inches?

This demands symmetry, which is necessary to mark out the work as a whole.

They mark out the boundaries of the consecrated part of the "wat."

I was only thinking I'd use the day off to mark out firewood for the winter.

WORD ORIGIN

"to put a mark on," Old English mearcian (West Saxon), merciga (Anglian) "to trace out boundaries," from Proto-Germanic *markojanan (cf. Old Norse merkja, Old Saxon markon, Old Frisian merkia, Old High German marchon, German merken "to mark, note," Middle Dutch and Dutch merken), from the root of mark (n.1).

Influenced by Scandinavian cognates. Meaning "to have a mark" is from c.1400; that of "to notice, observe" is late 14c. Meaning "to put a numerical price on an object for sale" led to verbal phrase mark down (1859). Mark time (1833) is from military drill. Related: Marked; marking. Old French merchier "to mark, note, stamp, brand" is a Germanic loan-word.

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