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Definition made up of (composed of); or included
  • The university is comprised of six colleges.
comprised = made up of (composed of)
  • The Senate is comprised of 100 senators — two from each state.
  • Sales of drugs comprise over half of the drug store's business.
  • He moved to the top of the rock ridge that comprised the bluff over his shelter and was pleased to find a large, flat stone area.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Hatchet
  • comprised = made up
  • She danced with rapture, with passion, intoxicated by pleasure, forgetting all in the triumph of her beauty, in the glory of her success, in a sort of cloud of happiness comprised of all this homage, admiration, these awakened desires and of that sense of triumph which is so sweet to woman's heart.
    Guy de Maupassant  --  The Diamond Necklace
  • comprised = made up of
  • Packingtown comprised three wards of the city, and the vote in the spring of 1903 had been 500, and in the fall of the same year, 1,600.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • That small and active fragment now dominated; the rest comprised an absence hardly to be endured.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • And our seeing and knowing will comprise a consciousness of how inescapably this one man's life will confront us ten million fold in the days to come.
    Richard Wright  --  Native Son
  • For in my own way I comprised it, my yearning and wishing and my wanton hope, the sum of which, at end, amounted to a complete and utter fraudulence.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Every tongue assuredly would come short, by reason of our speech and our memory that have small capacity to comprise so much.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante's Inferno
  • His world is insular, Lieutenant, comprised for the most part of himself alone.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • They comprised a sequence of photographs showing a crowd of people passing through metal detectors in one of the airport's international terminals.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Most of Illea is comprised of these lower castes, and we have overlooked these people far too long.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • These are they who are generally known as "commonplace people," and this class comprises, of course, the immense majority of mankind.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • One, it seemed to Annie, was comprised of obligations and the other of possibilities.
    Nicholas Evans  --  The Horse Whisperer
  • It was almost impossible: on earth, proteins were part of the cell wall, and comprised all the enzymes known to man.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • The team was comprised of seven ocean-engineering majors, three mechanical-engineering students, and two computer science majors.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I comprise, therefore, under this term the whole moral and intellectual condition of a people.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • Some even dared claim that Heaven was comprised of an immortal aristocracy of wilful hedonists who played games with the world.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • The entire board was by now comprised of professional educators.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea

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