Example sentences for: illustrate

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

  • She has created a small museum in her home, the only one of its kind in the Exumas, to document and illustrate the history and lifestyle of the island’s people.

  • To illustrate the Kennedys' penchant for "adventure," "recklessness," and "disaster," the Post compares John's crash to the death of Joe Kennedy Jr., in a World War II bombing mission and to Michael Kennedy's fatal "crash" into a tree while playing football on skis.

  • Dixie Rising is structured around visits to 10 Southern locales, with each one used to illustrate the confluence of Southern and national trends.

  • Line drawings illustrate the single turle, grinner, blood, needle , and nail —all knots used in tying flies.

  • I have written about many other examples of disputed word histories in A History of English in Its Own Words (HarperCollins, 1991) that illustrate the role of the educated guess.

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