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illustrate
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an illustrated children's book
Definition
to draw pictures (or provide photographs) to accompany a book or other writing
  • This altogether admirable tradition rules the vaudeville stage, facetious illustrators, and syndicated newspaper humor, but out of actual life it passed forty years ago.
    Chapter 22 (23% in)
  • As Kennicott switched on the seat-light she turned drearily to the illustrations in a motion-picture magazine.
    Chapter 33 (**% in)

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  • I'll learn what I'm good for: designing clothes, stage-settings, illustrating, or selling collars to fat men.
    Chapter 29 (25% in)
  • The afternoon-bridge of the Jolly Seventeen which followed Carol's lonely doubting was held at Juanita Haydock's new concrete bungalow, with its door of polished oak and beveled plate-glass, jar of ferns in the plastered hall, and in the living-room, a fumed oak Morris chair, sixteen color-prints, and a square varnished table with a mat made of cigar-ribbons on which was one Illustrated Gift Edition and one pack of cards in a burnt-leather case.
    Chapter 7 (52% in)
  • ...stamped their feet in the dust at the spectacle of his heroism; shouted when the comedian aped the City Lady's use of a lorgnon by looking through a doughnut stuck on a fork; wept visibly over Mr. Boothby's Little Gal Nell, who was also Mr. Boothby's legal wife Pearl, and when the curtain went down, listened respectfully to Mr. Boothby's lecture on Dr. Wintergreen's Tonic as a cure for tape-worms, which he illustrated by horrible pallid objects curled in bottles of yellowing alcohol.
    Chapter 18 (63% in)

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