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Word Example of - definer

    Example Sentences for definer

    What the definer really intends here is, that the pain arises from the belief of being treated with contempt.

    Either I am very much mistaken, or Locke the definer has very well defined liberty as "power."

    You will first note that the definer has not declared what sort of composition.

    What are we to think of such a definer of 'scientific terms,' when his errors have not even the negative merit of consistency.

    And the recent popularity of vers libre and imagisme has made the definer's task harder than ever before.

    She knew that in the case of marriage everything depends upon the definer and the occasion.

    He is the poet or maker of words, as in civilised ages the dialectician is the definer or distinguisher of them.

Word Origin & History of - definer

    Word Origin & History

    define late 14c., from O.Fr. definir "to end, terminate, determine," from L. definire "to limit, determine, explain," from de- "completely" + finire "to bound, limit," from finis "boundary, end" (see finish). Definite means "defined, clear, precise, unmistakable;" definitive means "having the character of finality."

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