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 Meanings and Examples of DESCRIBE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
describe
 v.  tell in written or spoken words
 v.  label
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  I cannot describe to you my sensations on the near prospect of my undertaking.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
2  I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is exhibited on the countenance.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
3  I cannot pretend to describe what I then felt.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
4  I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds and was able to pronounce them.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
5  I cannot describe to you the agony that these reflections inflicted upon me; I tried to dispel them, but sorrow only increased with knowledge.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
6  I can hardly describe to you the effect of these books.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
7  The inside of the cottage was dark, and I heard no motion; I cannot describe the agony of this suspense.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
8  I can't describe to you how surprised I was to find out I loved her, old sport.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
9  But Marianne could no more satisfy him as to the colour of Mr. Willoughby's pointer, than he could describe to her the shades of his mind.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
10  Every body pretends to feel and tries to describe with the taste and elegance of him who first defined what picturesque beauty was.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
11  In vain should I attempt to describe the astonishment and disquiet of Herbert, when he and I and Provis sat down before the fire, and I recounted the whole of the secret.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
12  What I felt, in returning so auspiciously to the old familiar places, I shall not endeavour to describe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
13  I cannot describe the state of mind into which I was thrown by this intelligence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
14  What I cannot describe is, how, in the innermost recesses of my own heart, I had a lurking jealousy even of Death.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
15  Sophy told me afterwards, that the self-reproach she underwent while she was in attendance upon Sarah, no words could describe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
Example Sentence: (191 in 13 pages)
16  It was hard to describe the nightmare she had lived through.
17  You have to be able to describe things in a form that the end user can understand.
18  It's not PC to describe people as disabled.
19  Each of us in turn had to describe how alcohol had affected our lives.
20  Please describe to the court exactly what you saw.
21  Suppose someone gave you an egg and asked you to describe exactly what was inside.
22  It's fairly entertaining as films go, but I wouldn't describe it as unmissable.
23  After attacking the Government's economic policy, he went on to describe how the Labour Party would reduce unemployment.
24  I only caught a glimpse of the thief, so I can't really describe him.
25  Satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
26  Some patients don't refer to the discomfort of angina as an ache; rather they describe it as sudden sharp pains.
27  This model does not describe accurately the way a market economy actually functions.
28  The slim booklets describe a range of services and facilities.
29  The term "claret", used to describe Bordeaux wines, may come from the French word "clairet".
30  It is easy to describe a circle if you have a pair of compasses.