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Nothing could have been more telling, more admirable, than his tone.

She seemed to hear her husband once more telling her that she was perfect.

Lyon will speak to a point, and then Sherlock will read: it will be all the more telling.

We could hardly have a more telling illustration of John xiv.

For the more telling effect he left the sentence unfinished.

The nearer to the heart I can strike my first blow, the more telling it will be.

The influence and the instance is, therefore, more telling in degree, but in no way different in kind.

A bare surmise, on the side of prejudice, is more telling than the most powerful logic on the other side.

A more telling example of the "don't-put-him-in-the-horse-pond" attitude could scarcely be desired.

Have the divines a more telling argument against a life of worldliness and self-indulgence than when they ask, Will it pay?

WORD ORIGIN

"mound, hill," 1864, from Arabic tall, related to Hebrew tel "mount, hill, heap."

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.