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commentary
 n.  written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
Classic Sentence:
1  Mr. Wickfield said not one word, though the old lady looked to him as if for his commentary on this intelligence; but sat severely silent, with his eyes fixed on the ground.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
2  You have said enough, Major Heyward," exclaimed the angry old man; "enough to make a volume of commentary on French civility.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
3  After this internal commentary on the Prior's speech, he raised his eyes, and replied to the question which had been put.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
4  Aramis pleaded as his excuse a commentary upon the eighteenth chapter of St. Augustine, which he was forced to write in Latin for the following week, and which preoccupied him a good deal.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 19 PLAN OF CAMPAIGN
5  The bulletins are confused, the commentaries involved.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XVI—QUOT LIBRAS IN DUCE?
6  There has come into fashion a strange and easy manner of suppressing the revelations of history, of invalidating the commentaries of philosophy, of eliding all embarrassing facts and all gloomy questions.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—THE CONVENT AS AN HISTORICAL FACT
7  It is possible," said Morcerf; "my father has in his study a genealogical tree which will tell you all that, and on which I made commentaries that would have greatly edified Hozier and Jaucourt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
8  But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
Example Sentence:
1  Mr Rich will be writing a twice-weekly commentary on American society and culture.
2  Our reporters will give a running commentary on the election results as they are announced.
3  Irving set up lots of avenues for employee commentary and recommendations on how the change was going.
4  Please refer to the Policy commentary for details of what items should not constitute part of the breakdown account.
5  In a recent commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine, he says it would be easier to approve a drug based on blood tests rather than the more arduous and expensive tests that show a drug actually improves a person's health.
6  "It must have been accreting gas at close to the maximum rate for most of its existence," writes Bram Venemans in an accompanying commentary in Nature.
7  William H. Gross, the co-founder of the mutual fund giant Pimco who abruptly quit last month to join a much smaller mutual fund company, has in the past peppered his market commentary with upbeat and zany humor.
8  There are no hard and fast rules about writing a commentary.