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as in: convey her thoughts Define
communicate or express
  • Please convey my gratitude for her hospitality.
  • She dresses to convey a sense of a successful, no-nonsense woman.

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  • We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  The Moon and Sixpence
  • If a businessman does not strictly obey the orders of the public as they are conveyed to him by the structure of market prices, he suffers losses, he goes bankrupt, and is thus removed from his eminent position at the helm. Other men who did better in satisfying the demand of the consumers replace him.
    Ludwig von Mises
  • He did not believe that his picture was better than all the pictures of Raphael, but he knew that what he tried to convey in that picture, no one ever had conveyed.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • But Natasha was not satisfied with her own words: she felt that they did not convey the passionately poetic feeling she had experienced that day and wished to convey.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I want to convey, somehow, that she isn’t me—that I know he’s worth my time.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • It was one of those rare smiles ... [that] concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just so far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of  you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • It did not convey much to me, until I reached a passage where it described small puncture wounds on their throats.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • The intensity he conveys isn’t unnerving . it’s beautiful.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless

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  • His tone conveyed a warning...
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • I had some considerable difficulty in conveying my meaning.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Certain accessory points of the design served well to convey the idea that this excavation lay at an exceeding depth below the surface of the earth.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • Just convey the basic facts and be done with it.
    Kazuo Ishiguro  --  The Remains of the Day
  • The camera draws back slowly to convey an image of the entire room.
    Haruki Murakami  --  After Dark
  • His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • He wishes me to convey his love, and to say that by this post I write for him to Mr. Peter Hawkins, Exeter, to say, with his dutiful respects, that he is sorry for his delay, and that all of his work is completed.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It conveyed irresistibly the idea that life, animal life, was not the only thing which could pass away.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • It was startlingly like the image conveyed to me in Dr. Seward’s diary of the opening of Miss Westenra’s tomb, I fancy that the same idea seemed to strike the others, for with one accord they shrank back.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I try to convey everything I’m feeling through my kiss, but it’s not enough.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • The two of us gradually become one as we silently express with our bodies and our hands and our eyes what our words are unable to convey.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Hopeless
  • Bless that good, good woman who hung the crucifix round my neck!  For it is a comfort and a strength to me whenever I touch it. It is odd that a thing which I have been taught to regard with disfavour and as idolatrous should in a time of loneliness and trouble be of help. Is it that there is something in the essence of the thing itself, or that it is a medium, a tangible help, in conveying memories of sympathy and comfort?
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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as in: convey title to the property Define
to give or transfer -- especially legal title
  • My parents came here from Mexico in 1975. They worked very hard to convey their ethics and values to my sister and me.
  • This document conveys title to the new owner.
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as in: convey her safely to Define
  • I was ordered to convey the princess to London.
  • We hired a carriage to convey us to the city.

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  • the carriage which was to convey me away
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • [T]he problem, how to convey five people to Elveston, with a carriage that would only hold four, must somehow be solved.
    Lewis Carroll  --  Sylvie and Bruno
  • The nearest station is Oakbridge, you will be met there and motored to Sticklehaven where a motor launch will convey you to Indian Island.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • As our client wishes the delivery made as soon as possible, we shall be obliged by your having teams ready at King’s Cross at the time named and forthwith conveying the goods to destination.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
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  • English words conveying, in the United States, a different meaning from that attached to them in England.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • At an early date they shortened the English law-phrase, /to convey by deed/, to the simple verb, /to deed/.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language

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  • So what had he been trying to convey?
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • Then an Englishman named Thomas Young proved that the Rosetta Stone’s three languages all conveyed the same message.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • If I simply said he made a face and yelled BOO, that would be technically correct, but it wouldn’t begin to convey the horror.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • He managed to convey, by a despairing gesture, that he knew nothing about it, or rather that he did not wish to know.
    Gaston Leroux  --  The Phantom of the Opera
  • In a moment of stillness, as he kept his eyes locked onto mine, I understood what he was trying to convey.
    Dave Peizer  --  A Man Named Dave
  • 33 , a great deal of money, for an unnamed man "to go into Boston . for the purpose of conveying intelligence of the enemy’s movements and designs."
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • They spend half their lives underground in darkness or near-darkness, and touch, smell and hearing convey as much or more to them than sight.
    Richard Adams  --  Watership Down
  • With my writings, I hope to convey that you can endure tough situations and survive.
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life

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  • His girl conveyed the essence of his speech, more politely.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Some lords trusted their maesters to read their letters and convey the contents, but Stannis insisted on breaking the seals himself.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • Building useless conveyances wasn’t going to get him ahead in life, they argued.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • Without thought, I translate the disparate beats into the message they are meant to convey.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • He holds up a finger to her to convey that he’ll just be a minute.
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • The "Hoo-ha!" was majestic, conveying such contempt that I saw Moishe—fat and sweating in his black ecclesiastical get-up—actually flinch.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • A proud note, not at all unattractive in the sense it conveyed of quiet authority, stole into Nathan’s voice.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Cordelia manages to convey that she herself would never wear a coat ordered from the Eaton’s Catalogue.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • He approached, burning and screaming silently, his eyes conveying some urgent message.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • She lets her tone of voice convey all the weight.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • That touch conveyed so much to me.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Elite
  • I groaned, then raised a hand to acknowledge her, hoping the silence would convey my wish for privacy.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Clary made a hand gesture she hoped conveyed her murderous intentions toward all things evil.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "They change the color of the towers to convey messages," said Raphael.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • "I really need to be alone, just for today," Colin answered, trying to convey a sense of calm so that they would leave and he wouldn’t blow up.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Each person strived to convey what they thought was important and great about me, which flew in the face of how I felt: profoundly unworthy.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • "I’m sorry," Wells said in a tone that conveyed anything but regret.
    Kass Morgan  --  The 100
  • I could see that look of his that managed both to be unreadable and to convey a kind of distant contempt.
    Jojo Moyes  --  Me Before You
  • I needed to convey to the group a sense of my identity, while keeping a few of the basic elements of my character under wraps.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s
  • But I grew rather tired of making wills and drawing up conveyances, and seeing the same faces in the street, day after day.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Conveying cultural norms was like reporting traffic conditions.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • He was conveyed home, and the anguish that was visible in my countenance betrayed the secret to Elizabeth.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • The rigidlty of her muscles managed to convey that impression.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • All three of them tried to convey the sense of the pink live thing struggling in the creepers.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • My ideas flow so rapidly that I have not time to express them—by which means my letters sometimes convey no ideas at all to my correspondents.
    Jane Austen  --  Pride and Prejudice
  • This phrase, uttered in my hearing yesterday, would have only conveyed the notion that she was about to be removed to Northumberland, to her own home.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I will seek him, sir, presently; convey the business as I shall find means, and acquaint you withal.
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Convey’ the wise it call.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Merry Wives of Windsor
  • " ’Not without regard to the import of the word as conveying unity or plurality of idea’—tell me again what that means, Ben."
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "The sketch must be very grand, if it conveys so much," said Dorothea.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • They were half clad, hungry, too weak to get away on foot and had no means of obtaining a conveyance.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • It comes from other regions, Ebenezer Scrooge, and is conveyed by other ministers, to other kinds of men.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Christmas Carol
  • Mr. Smallweed, approving of what is set before him, conveys intelligent benignity into his ancient eye and winks upon her.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Peggotty had a basket of refreshments on her knee, which would have lasted us out handsomely, if we had been going to London by the same conveyance.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • The length of those five days I can convey no idea of to any one.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Mr. Crawford suggested the greater desirableness of some carriage which might convey more than two.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • ’A POOR widow, ma’am,’ said Ralph, with a powerful emphasis on that little adjective which conveys so much.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • It will end in my being conveyed into the house.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • The prisoner glanced at the windows—they were grated; he had changed his prison for another that was conveying him he knew not whither.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • ’I am afraid I cannot convey the peculiar sensations of time travelling.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
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