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descriptive - 2 dictionary results

  1. 1. describing the structure of a language; " descriptive linguistics simply describes language"
  2. 2. Tending to describe; having the quality of representing; containing description; as, a descriptive figure; a descriptive phrase; a descriptive narration; a story descriptive of the age.

descriptive - examples of usage

  1. There is no getting away from this, and all that remains is to endeavour to show that the poem, although poor as a whole, is not altogether bad, but contains many lines that glow with beautiful poetic feeling, and many descriptive passages which are admirable. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. In a few descriptive passages he shows a command of the language of forcible poetic imagination. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
  3. This is perhaps the first instance in Latin poetry of a descriptive passage which gives any hint of the pleasure derived from contemplating the common aspects of Nature. - "The Roman Poets of the Republic", W. Y. Sellar.
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