Example sentences for: descriptions

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  • Compare the eeriest passages of The Tin Drum with Daniel Jonah Goldhagen's descriptions of the wintry death marches by means of which the Nazis killed off most of the remainder of their concentration-camp prisoners at the end of the war--exercises in pure surrealism, with skeletons moving slowly through a well-fed German countryside--and suddenly even Grass' fertile imagination seems impoverished.

  • We also reviewed agency documents, such as strategic plans, performance plans, performance reports, program descriptions and documentation, and other related documents.

  • The first bad omen: On July 10, Hong Kong's new Chinese-run government said textbooks must remain neutral in their descriptions of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

  • Case studies involve what methodologists call "thick" descriptions: rich, full information that should come from multiple data sources, particularly from firsthand observations.

  • Just published and already a best seller, The Perfect Storm is said to be "thrilling--a boat ride into and (for us) out of a watery hell" (Anthony Bailey, the New York Times Book Review ). Reviews cite the book's eclecticism: It combines a lucid explanation of the storm's complex meteorology, gritty descriptions of sailor bars and, most compellingly, a reconstruction of the ship's final minutes.


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