Example sentences for: definitions

How can you use “definitions” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • In the context of the large number of dictionaries available (including all their different editions), the CCE is a serviceable work provided that one is satisfied with brief definitions of no great depth, and, essentially, a dictionary than can be used as a spelling checker.

  • Moreover, the date cannot be associated with any particular definition, so it is a bit misleading, for an entry like log , which has several definitions, to show it as having entered the language “1350-1400.”

  • Vibreur sonore for `buzzer,' tireur isolé (`lone rifleman') for `sniper,' and mitraillage au sol (`machinegunning towards the ground') for `strafing' are of course correct, but they sound like punctilious definitions rather than handy appellations.

  • To be sure, the W usage note, even with its verbosity and the oxymoron “pure hyperbole,” is more helpful than L 's cryptic “disapproved of by some speakers”; but the definitions are better in L because they assume that if a user does not know the meaning of literally , then that of literal is unlikely to be that obvious.

  • Although they do not label the supposedly generic meaning of man obsolete, they write some definitions as though we all know it is.


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