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illustrate
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as in: an illustrated children's book Define
to draw pictures (or provide photographs) to accompany a book or other writing
  • This was in 1916, before the country had become wholesome and sterile, and the Brevoort was a tumult of French uniforms, caviar, Louis, dangling neckties, Nuits St. Georges, illustrators, Grand Marnier, British Intelligence officers, brokers, conversation, and Martell, V.O. "It’s a fine crazy bunch," said Martin.

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  • I write and illustrate children’s books.
  • The directions to assemble it have accompanying illustrations that identify each part.

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  • Bert further said, with instances and illustrations, that she was light-minded, and as for nursing— NURSING!
  • He thought of Madeline’s pathetic enthusiasms: her "Provencal pleasaunce" and the limp-leather volumes of poetry which she patted with fond finger-tips; of the tie she had bought for him, and her pride in his hair when he brushed it like the patent-leather heroes in magazine illustrations.

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  • It presented illustrations of the Bindledorf Tonsillectomy Outfit and of an electric cabinet, with the demand: Doctor, are you sending your patients off to specialists for tonsil removal or to sanitoriums for electric, etc., treatment?
  • He immediately drowned out even his daughters by an oration on the Home Nest: "Here you’ve got an illustration of Health in the Home.

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as in: as illustrated by this example Define
to help make clear -- typically by example
as in: an illustrated children's book Define
to draw pictures (or provide photographs) to accompany a book or other writing
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