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 Meanings and Examples of DEFINITION
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definition
 n.  clarity of outline; concise explanation
Classic Sentence: (142 in 10 pages)
1  'I don't quite understand that definition,' answered Arkady.
Fathers and Children By Ivan Turgenev
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
2  In fact, I believe that the best definition of man is the ungrateful biped.
Notes from the Underground By Fyodor Dostoevsky
Get Context   In PART 1: VIII
3  And having entered on the path of definition, of which he was fond, Napoleon suddenly and unexpectedly gave a new one.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 10: CHAPTER XXIX
4  In the first case, if inevitability were possible without freedom we should have reached a definition of inevitability by the laws of inevitability itself, that is, a mere form without content.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER X
5  Just so the force of man's free will is distinguished by reason from the other forces of nature only by the definition reason gives it.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER X
6  It's merely a matter of definition.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
7  However contracted, that definition is the result of expanded meditation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
8  But the last term of the definition is still more cogent, as coupled with the first.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
9  Certainly, it needs a definition, and should be incorporated into the Lexicon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
10  Amy's definition of Jo's idea of independence was such a good hit that both burst out laughing, and the discussion took a more amiable turn.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
11  Administering the definition like Tar-water.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
12  Give me your definition of a horse.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
13  It was the most premature definition ever given.
The Picture of Dorian Gray By Oscar Wilde
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
14  The law of all is liberty, which ends where the liberty of others begins, according to Robespierre's admirable definition.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER III—SLANG WHICH WEEPS AND SLANG WHICH LAUGHS
15  "He has a rough tongue, but he is a gentleman," Gerald had definitely arrived.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Example Sentence: (68 in 5 pages)
16  This particular logical fallacy is called 'circular definition'.
17  The editor will illustrate the definition with an example sentence.
18  I am of the opinion that a cardigan is by definition a button-front sleeved garment.
19  Exercise had given his muscles superior definition.
20  Such loathsome racial restrictions were never part of the fundamental definition of marriage.
21  The above definition is set in roman; this example is in italics.
22  You are definitely among the minority.
23  I'm definitely going to get in touch with these people.
24  The hotel fitness centre is definitely worth a visit.
25  What you wear should be stylish and clean, and must definitely fit well.
26  Attempt doesn't necessarily bring success, but giving up definitely leads to failure.
27  The young tennis player definitely had the edge on his older opponent.
28  In terms of experience, she definitely had the edge over the other people that we interviewed.
29  She was not exactly good-looking, but definitely attractive.
30  He was definitely onside when he scored that goal.