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  • nounplan, sketch
  • nounform, tracing of an object
  • verbsketch out; plan

synonyms for outlines

  • blueprint
  • draft
  • drawing
  • framework
  • summary
  • synopsis
  • diagram
  • frame
  • layout
  • recapitulation
  • rundown
  • skeleton
  • tracing
  • bare facts
  • floor plan
  • ground plan
  • main features
  • rough draft
  • rough idea
  • résumé
  • thumbnail sketch
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    The outlines of the contract they have sent me down, which I think is on very fair terms.
    LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
    He stops in front of a blurred circle of yellow light; by this can one faintly perceive the outlines of a building.
    UNCANNY TALESVARIOUS
    Not a breath of air stirred; the firs stood like flat metal outlines; the sea became as oil.
    THREE MORE JOHN SILENCE STORIESALGERNON BLACKWOOD
    An ornamental lake indicates where once was the moat, but the outlines of the walls are shown only by grass-covered ridges.
    BRITISH HIGHWAYS AND BYWAYS FROM A MOTOR CARTHOMAS D. MURPHY
    It is not necessary to repeat the outlines of his political attitude during the storm and stress of Wallace's memorable struggle.
    KING ROBERT THE BRUCEA. F. MURISON
    She looked slowly about upon that which should have been commonplace and found the outlines alone to be unaltered.
    THE DRAGON PAINTERMARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA
    Something about the outlines of the hill seemed wrong to Kieran, but it was too far away to be sure of anything.
    THE STARS, MY BROTHERSEDMOND HAMILTON
    Beauty is not revealed by harmonious outlines that appeal to the senses, but is truth; it is divinity.
    BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
    It is on these, to a certain extent at least, that the general outlines of the disposition depend.
    ESSAYS IN PASTORAL MEDICINEAUSTIN MALLEY
    Their outlines became obscured, making the effort to run into the Thoroughfare a more difficult and dangerous one.
    THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
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