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  • The map delineates risk of flood.
  • The Rules Of Behavior clearly delineates the responsibilities and expected behavior of everyone who participates.
  • They are investigating the feasibility of using the remains of aquatic animals to delineate wetlands even when the wetlands are dry.
  • Emotionally abused children often delineate their problems with crayons and paper.

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  • She could see horizontal lines, as fine as thread, delineating where one drawer ended and the next began, but there were no knobs or handles.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle
  • I draw them, delineating the structures with different colored pencils, though I can never get the same luminous brilliance.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • The smears led to car tracks that were clearly delineated in the sparsely traveled soil.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Our space consists of a twelve-by-twelve-foot square of stone floor delineated by painted lines.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • The boys deposited two clumps of sweaty T-shirts in the dust at either end of the field, to delineate the goals.
    Warren St. John  --  Outcasts United
  • It is a rich study for you, who, as I learn, have seen as many lands as are delineated on this map.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo

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  • Everyone in the crew had a specific job with carefully delineated responsibilities.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Then he delineated a long and painful path, amid rocks and water-courses.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • The raised, broiled flesh was perfectly delineated …. the symbol flawlessly formed.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • The bomb line was a scarlet band of narrow satin ribbon that delineated the forwardmost position of the Allied ground forces in every sector of the Italian mainland.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • The prints, not noticeable to the naked eye, registered on film; indeed, the delineating glare of a flashbulb had revealed their presence with superb exactness.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • It was all general approbation and smoothness; nothing delineated or distinguished.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • Such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • With lip pencil and eyeliner, she now saw, the edges of her features were delineated, and they sat on her face like gems imported from some far-off place where the colors were richer than the colors in our house had ever been.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • "Venturing into the more bizarre," Teabing said, "note that Jesus and His bride appear to be joined at the hip and are leaning away from one another as if to create this clearly delineated negative space between them."
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • The ad hoc village that would serve as our home for the next six weeks sat at the head of a natural amphitheater delineated by forbidding mountain walls.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • As delineated by Mr. Daly, it was true to the most sacred traditions of melodrama as he found it when he began his career.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • To take an illustration from a sister art, the antiquarian details may be said to represent the peculiar features of a landscape under delineation of the pencil.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • I made my humblest acknowledgment to this illustrious person, for his great communicativeness; and promised, "if ever I had the good fortune to return to my native country, that I would do him justice, as the sole inventor of this wonderful machine;" the form and contrivance of which I desired leave to delineate on paper, as in the figure here annexed.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Willoughby was all that her fancy had delineated in that unhappy hour and in every brighter period, as capable of attaching her; and his behaviour declared his wishes to be in that respect as earnest, as his abilities were strong.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • This is a gentle delineation, is it not, reader?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • But the rare urge west had fixed upon our family, and so my aunt crossed boundaries not delineated in space.
    Maxine Hong Kingston  --  The Woman Warrior
  • * Nevertheless, in the multitude of myths and legends that have been preserved to us, or collected from the ends of the earth, we may yet see delineated something of our still human course.
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • It wasn’t visible to her, but the guards had delineated an area within which the prisoners’ relatives were not allowed.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • "It is only Cecilia, or Camilla, or Belinda"; or, in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour, are conveyed to the world in the best-chosen language.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • On the other hand, the Orthodox Christians were delineating the steps to being card-carrying members of the group—confess the creed, accept baptism, worship, obey the priests.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …invisible exploits Of warring Spirits? how, without remorse, The ruin of so many glorious once And perfect while they stood? how last unfold The secrets of another world, perhaps Not lawful to reveal? yet for thy good This is dispensed; and what surmounts the reach Of human sense, I shall delineate so, By likening spiritual to corporal forms, As may express them best; though what if Earth Be but a shadow of Heaven, and things therein Each to other like, more than on earth is thought?
    John Milton  --  Paradise Lost
  • Good Counsell comes not by Lot, nor by Inheritance; and therefore there is no more reason to expect good Advice from the rich, or noble, in matter of State, than in delineating the dimensions of a fortresse; unlesse we shall think there needs no method in the study of the Politiques, (as there does in the study of Geometry,) but onely to be lookers on; which is not so.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • This glance into the perspective of the past will prepare the reader to look at the pictures we are about to sketch, with less surprise than he might otherwise feel; and a few additional explanations may carry him back in imagination to the precise condition of society that we desire to delineate.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • At first, the only effect was the strengthening of the faint lines in the skull; but, upon persevering in the experiment, there became visible, at the corner of the slip, diagonally opposite to the spot in which the death’s-head was delineated, the figure of what I at first supposed to be a goat.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • July 1895 POSTSCRIPT To prevent disappointment to searchers for scenery it should be added that though the action of the narrative is supposed to proceed in the central and most secluded part of the heaths united into one whole, as above described, certain topographical features resembling those delineated really lie on the margin of the waste, several miles to the westward of the centre.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Return of the Native
  • The auctioneer heard, without much surprise, that his was a constitution which (always with due watching) might be left to itself, so as to offer a beautiful example of a disease with all its phases seen in clear delineation, and that he probably had the rare strength of mind voluntarily to become the test of a rational procedure, and thus make the disorder of his pulmonary functions a general benefit to society.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • …through all the intermediate stages, I saw it attain to that fixed, unalterable gold of fine days, on which the sharply cut shadows of the wrought iron of the balustrade were outlined in black like a capricious vegetation, with a fineness in the delineation of their smallest details which seemed to indicate a deliberate application, an artist’s satisfaction, and with so much relief, so velvety a bloom in the restfulness of their sombre and happy mass that in truth those large and leafy…
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann’s Way
  • We should study the nature and extent of the powers as they are delineated in the Constitution.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers — Modern English Edition 2
  • In my opinion, poetry is the search and the delineation of the ideal.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • If he could only delineate the shape of what he meant, the idea that had come to him over coffee at Bentley’s, Roger would take it from there.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The result was a beautifully delineated, hand-colored map showing "the True Situation of His Majesty’s Army and also those of the Rebels."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • How far in the discharge of my official duties I have been guided by the principles which have been delineated, the public records and other evidences of my conduct must witness to you and to the world.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • Mabel looked surprised, and it would be no more than delineating the character of her sex, if we added that her sweet countenance expressed a good deal of curiosity, too, though her tongue was more discreet.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pathfinder
  • To the People of the State of New York: THE effects of Union upon the commercial prosperity of the States have been sufficiently delineated.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • The outline of each dark pine was delineated far in the depths of the forest, and the rocks, too smooth and too perpendicular to retain the snow that had fallen, brightened, as if smiling at the leave-taking of the luminary.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Would the truant eyes of Alston or Greenough turn, but for a time, from their gaze at the models of antiquity, to contemplate this wronged and humbled people, little would be left for such inferior artists as ourselves to delineate.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Ultimately it was the rude coldness of Shiva’s skin, the terrible separation it delineated of the living and the dead, the disarticulation of our bound flesh, that forced me to a new understanding, a new way of seeing us in the face of such rapid attrition, and this is what I came to: Shiva and I were one being—ShivaMarion.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone
  • That they have some high-fenced grove, which they call a park; that they live in larger and better-garnished saloons than he has visited, and go in coaches, keeping only the society of the elegant, to watering-places, and to distant cities, are the groundwork from which he has delineated estates of romance, compared with which their actual possessions are shanties and paddocks.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • His long, often wandering, soliloquy presented numerous accounts of unrelated acts of naval heroism and seemed as though it would never end until, as if suddenly prodded, he said: "So in conclusion, my clients seek their full rights of salvage on the ship and all its cargo as delineated by its manifest, bills of sale, and other documentation presented herewith to the court."
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
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