Example sentences for: deciphering

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

  • Huge sections of their daily lives (and particularly why they came to abandon their cities) are still shrouded in mystery, but great strides have been made in deciphering their hieroglyphs and stelae (inscribed stone pillars).

  • The initial proposal is directed at deciphering the role of the “hypothetical proteins” encoded in the microbial genomes and would involve a community-wide approach to determine the function of these hypotheticals based on solid, old-fashioned biochemistry.

  • The work of Jean Francois Champollion (1790-1832) in deciphering hieroglyphics from the Rosetta Stone was an astonishing accomplishment, for it enabled us to read the myriad writings of the ancient Egyptians on papyrus and in wall inscriptions and revealed an enormous amount of the knowledge we have today about their civilization, which lasted for about 2600 years.

  • The idea is to test the solvers' skill in deciphering clues rather than their familiarity with the recondite recesses of the lexicon.

  • See S. Cushing, Quantifier Meanings: A Study in the Dimensions of Semantic Competence , Amsterdam: North-Holland, if you are having difficulty deciphering the sentence to which this footnote is attached.


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