01. Can you [describe] the man who stole your wallet?
02. His [description] of the events at the party was hilarious.
03. She was [described] as being tall, thin and mean-looking.
04. The meeting has been [described] as perhaps the most important in the last five years.
05. His [description] of the events leading up to the accident is somewhat unclear.
06. Police have issued a [description] of the man believed to have committed a series of violent rapes in the city.
07. He has always [described] his childhood as being very happy.
08. Please write a one-page essay [describing] your bedroom.
09. Gilbert Keith Chesterton once said, "The only words that ever satisfied me as [describing] Nature are the terms used in fairy books: charm, spell, enchantment."
10. The Inuit have more than 20 words to [describe] snow.
11. Twenty kinds of kisses are [described] in the "Kama Sutra," the classical Indian text on eroticism.
12. According to a recent poll, 49 percent of American fathers [described] themselves as better parents than their dads.
13. The conditions under which slaves were taken to the New World are almost [indescribable].
14. At one stage in Peru's history, it was illegal to use the term "Indians" to [describe] the country's native people, as it was considered insulting.
15. Laundry hung on bamboo poles extending from the windows of highrise apartments in Singapore has jokingly been [described] as the country's national flag.
16. The feeling of winning the gold medal after preparing for it all my life was simply [indescribable].
17. The chocolate was [indescribably] delicious.
18. The transition between sleep and waking has been [described] by psychologists as a change in one's degree of consciousness.
19. The ability of modern science to [describe] the internal structure of the moon is based on a variety of physical observations.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.


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  • Describe — De*scribe , v. i. To use the faculty of describing; to give a description; as, Milton describes with uncommon force and beauty. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • describe — early 13c., descriven, from O.Fr. descrivre, descrire (13c.), from L. describere to write down, copy; sketch, represent (see DESCRIPTION (Cf. description)). Reconstructed with Latin spelling 16c. Related: Describable; described, describes,… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • describe — [di skrīb′] vt. described, describing [ME descriven < OFr descrivre < L describere, to copy down, transcribe < de , from + scribere, to write: see SCRIBE] 1. to tell or write about; give a detailed account of 2. to picture in words 3. to …   English World dictionary

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  • describe — de|scribe W1S1 [dıˈskraıb] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: describere, from scribere to write ] 1.) to say what something or someone is like by giving details about them ▪ The police asked her to describe the two men. ▪ An alternative… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • describe — de|scribe [ dı skraıb ] verb transitive *** 1. ) to give details about what someone or something is like: The e mail system is fully described in section 10. I don t think that s quite the word to describe my feelings. describe someone/something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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