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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TYPES

These also were of tribes strange to him; but of East African types with which he was familiar.

The women are of all types, from the most loathsome to the most lovable.

Here we have suggested the possibility of two types of Christian life.

What then are the types of men which we should endeavor to produce?

It is more easy to mention the types which should not be allowed to multiply than those which should.

Americans are not all the types you have read of or the tourists you have met.

But what, after all, do we know of the types of life to be found on other planets?

I remember how, in one afternoon's work, we saw the two types most perfectly.

Didn't you invent a new motor-pump that drove all the other types out of the field?

Vibrating regulators are of the "constant" current or the "constant-voltage" types.

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.

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