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 Meanings and Examples of INTERPRETATION
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 n.  explanation; performer's distinctive personal version of a song, dance, piece of music
Classic Sentence: (74 in 5 pages)
1  They conversed with one another through the means of an interpreter, and sometimes with the interpretation of looks; and Safie sang to him the divine airs of her native country.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 14
2  And never had Hester Prynne appeared more ladylike, in the antique interpretation of the term, than as she issued from the prison.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Context  Highlight   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
3  However novel and peculiar this testimony of attachment, I did not doubt the accuracy of the interpretation.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XVII
4  The idea of a duel had never crossed her mind, and so she put a different interpretation on this passing expression of hardness.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 3: Chapter 22
5  Whatever she did she knew would be observed by her husband, and the worst interpretation put on it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 6: Chapter 14
6  The critic had undoubtedly put an interpretation upon the book which could not possibly be put on it.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 8: Chapter 1
7  After La Trobe had been excruciated by the Rector's interpretation, by the maulings and the manglings of the actors.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Context  Highlight   In Unit 12
8  And this once admitted, an absolutely dark interpretation of her act towards his mother was no longer forced upon him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: 6 Thomasin Argues with Her Cousin, and He Writes a Letter
9  I met the eye of the Psychologist, and read my own interpretation in his face.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In II
10  So watching, I began to put my interpretation upon the things I had seen, and as it shaped itself to me that evening, my interpretation was something in this way.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Context  Highlight   In IV
11  To save himself he had the habit of leaving his flattery open to the interpretation of raillery.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In TWO GALLANTS
12  Her interpretation of his words disillusioned him.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Context  Highlight   In A PAINFUL CASE
13  "Yes," looked the invalid, his eye beaming with delight at the ready interpretation of his meaning.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 59. The Will.
14  They are expressed in the most plain and simple terms, wherein those people are not mercurial enough to discover above one interpretation: and to write a comment upon any law, is a capital crime.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Context  Highlight   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
15  Then our talk turned to the interpretation of the seven pillars and steps of the Temple, the seven sciences, the seven virtues, the seven vices, and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER X
Example Sentence: (37 in 3 pages)
16  The whole speech might well be interpreted as a coded message to the Americans.
17  Her message was interpreted as a warning to the general.
18  He interpreted the departure of the birds as an augury of evil.
19  Obama entered politics during Bill Clinton's presidency, when urban liberals were growing disgusted with the president's strategy of “triangulation,” popularly interpreted as the idea that you can win broad support by picking fights with the ideologues in your own party.
20  Speaking through an interpreter, a Japanese fisherman gave his account of the tidal wave.
21  Listening to the speech through an interpreter lessened its impact somewhat.
22  Only a skilled interpreter with teaching skills can teach interpreting.
23  A superb interpreter of Picasso, she was sufficiently discriminating to judge the most complex works of modern art.
24  Now I feel by imperceptible signs, which I cannot yet interpret but will later, that his defiance is about to thaw.
25  When data is kept under lock and key, as mysterious as a temple secret, only the priests can read and interpret it.
26  The king does not know what these omens portend and asks his soothsayers to interpret them.
27  He sought to determine the correlation that existed between ability in algebra and ability to interpret reading exercises.
28  Different people might interpret events differently.
29  It's difficult to interpret these statistics without knowing how they were obtained.
30  I was not looking for my dreams to interpret my life, but rather for my life to interpret my dreams.