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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TYPE

Mr. Forest cannot find the type of girl he wishes for the part.

He took sabbatarianism as a type of the things that should be set at nought.

He took children as the type of what people should try to become.

This was the first apparatus which printed a telegram in type.

Changes in spelling, use of capitals, punctuation and type are not recorded.

The Edwardian castles of Caernarvon and Beaumaris belong to this type of fortress.

It is ancient—sometimes in the individual case, always in the type and custom.

There, in his fatherland, he will exhibit his own type of Christianity.

His father was a Presbyterian of the Scotch type, and a ruling elder in the church.

But what you do not know is that the type once established does not persist of its own accord.

WORD ORIGIN

late 15c., "symbol, emblem," from Latin typus "figure, image, form, kind," from Greek typos "dent, impression, mark, figure, original form," from root of typtein "to strike, beat," from PIE root *(s)teu- "to strike, cut, hew" (see steep (adj.)). Extended 1713 to printing blocks with letters carved on them. The meaning "general form or character of some kind, class" is first in English 1843, though it had that sense in Latin and Greek. To be someone's type "be the sort of person that person is attracted to" is recorded from 1934.

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