DELINEATE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of DELINEATE
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delineate
 v.  portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
Classic Sentence:
1  Such unaccountable masses of shades and shadows, that at first you almost thought some ambitious young artist, in the time of the New England hags, had endeavored to delineate chaos bewitched.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
2  But quitting all these unprofessional attempts, let us glance at those pictures of leviathan purporting to be sober, scientific delineations, by those who know.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
3  In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
4  Then he delineated a long and painful path, amid rocks and water-courses.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
Example Sentence:
1  Using only a few descriptive phrases, you delineate the character of Mr. Collins so well that we can predict his every move.
2  The author delineated many characters in his story.