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 Meanings and Examples of OUTLINE
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outline
 n.  line that appears to bound an object; shape of an object or figure; summary of a written work or speech
Classic Sentence: (105 in 8 pages)
1  There were the marks of the horse's hoofs, too, the outline of one of which was far more clearly cut than that of the other three, showing that that was a new shoe.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
2  Even in the darkness he could recognize the outline of the cliffs which bounded it.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
3  He could trace its shadow in the gloom, supply the smallest item of the outline, and note how stiff and solemn it seemed to stalk along.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
4  Such a perfect, delicate, and necessary finish did the figure give to the dark pile of hills that it seemed to be the only obvious justification of their outline.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
5  In respect of character a face may make certain admissions by its outline; but it fully confesses only in its changes.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
6  In the innermost corner the square outline of a van appeared, with its back towards him.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 8 Those Who Are Found Where There Is Said to Be Nobody
7  But on the next, being the day-week of their previous meeting, he saw a female shape floating along the ridge and the outline of a young man ascending from the valley.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
8  Wildeve had at present the rayless outline of the sun through smoked glass, and she could say such things as that with the greatest facility.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 6 The Two Stand Face to Face
9  To win the money, fairly or otherwise, and to hand it contemptuously to Thomasin in her aunt's presence, had been the dim outline of his purpose.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
10  The simple outline of the lonely shed was visible, and thither he determined to direct his steps.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
11  I could distinguish the outline of an instep where the wet foot had been placed in coming in.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
12  Now and then we passed a moorland cottage, walled and roofed with stone, with no creeper to break its harsh outline.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
13  I could merely see the outline, but his height told me that it was Barrymore.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
14  When the butler had gone I walked over to the black window, and I looked through a blurred pane at the driving clouds and at the tossing outline of the wind-swept trees.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
15  Holmes had sprung to his feet, and I saw his dark, athletic outline at the door of the hut, his shoulders stooping, his head thrust forward, his face peering into the darkness.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  The company offered a rough outline of how a deal could be structured in Matthews.
17  He was young -- perhaps from twenty- eight to thirty -- tall, slender; his face riveted the eye; it was like a Greek face, very pure in outline: quite a straight, classic nose; quite an Athenian mouth and chin.
18  We are in complete agreement with the points outlined in your letter.
19  The delegates outlined what they considered a realistic timetable for troop withdrawal.
20  The President outlined his vision for the future.
21  In her speech, the director outlined her vision for the future.
22  The report outlined possible uses for the new weapon.
23  He outlined his plans and then proceeded to explain them in more detail.
24  The mayor outlined his plan to clean up the town's image.
25  The project was outlined with relation to available funds.
26  A day in the life of a researcher can contain any of the tasks outlined here or several of them.
27  He outlined the triangle in red.
28  Just a week before the announcement, Cameron outlined his ideas on how to create what he called popular capitalism.
29  Numerous writers have outlined the dangers of isolation and careerism in the American society.
30  The design of his animated figures here recalls the stylized outlines of children's books, perhaps purposefully.