Example sentences for: inscriptions

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

  • This guard tower, built in 1345, is decorated in Buddhist carvings, with inscriptions in Chinese, Tibetan, Sanskrit, and languages of the northern tribes.

  • Even the remnants we have from early languages that had a writing system are relatively sparse: Classical Latin and Greek, Hebrew, and a few other languages are better documented than others; but for most all we have to go on are a handful of tablets here, a few inscriptions there, barely enough in many cases to allow us to identify the language, let alone draw any conclusions regarding its structure or meaning.

  • The museum also contains an eclectic mix of stone sculptures, including some Roman tombstones, several Arab votive inscriptions, and medieval tomb carvings.

  • The many inscriptions carved into the cave walls over the centuries are much admired by connoisseurs of calligraphy.

  • The word boustrophedon is used to describe inscriptions that run as the ox ploughs (left to right, then right to left, and back again).

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