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Definition show the form or outline of; or determine the essential quality of
  • 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.
  • It wasn't visible to her, but the guards had delineated an area within which the prisoners' relatives were not allowed.
    Dave Eggers  --  Zeitoun
  • This is a gentle delineation, is it not, reader?
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Everyone in the crew had a specific job with carefully delineated responsibilities.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • I draw them, delineating the structures with different colored pencils, though I can never get the same luminous brilliance.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • Then he delineated a long and painful path, amid rocks and water-courses.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Our space consists of a twelve-by-twelve-foot square of stone floor delineated by painted lines.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • It was all general approbation and smoothness; nothing delineated or distinguished.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • 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
  • The smears led to car tracks that were clearly delineated in the sparsely traveled soil.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • In my opinion, poetry is the search and the delineation of the ideal.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
(editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)

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