representations

[ rep-ri-zen-tey-shuh n, -zuh n- ]SEE DEFINITION OF representations
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR REPRESENTATIONS

But his representations were not lost upon Sir Charles Stuart.

Have they considered the awful consequences likely to flow from their representations of Virtue?

All that we can know about that is that in us there is a succession of ideas, of representations; but we, but I, what is that?

She had just begun to renew her representations upon this head, when Roderic approached.

But it was postponed, and for ever, by the representations of Louvois to the King.

The thoughtless say, on hearing these representations,—What boots it to do well?

He had additional knowledge today of the character of these representations.

But the reality towered unbelievably over all representations.

And, for all our representations, you will not exchange prisoners.

The officer in charge received all these representations with the utmost indifference.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1400, "image, likeness," from Old French representacion (14c.) and directly from Latin representationem (nominative representatio), noun of action from past participle stem of repraesentare (see represent). Meaning "statement made in regard to some matter" is from 1670s. Legislative sense first attested 1769.

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