Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of delineating, as by means of pencil or brush.
- n. That which is limned; a delineation, literally or figuratively.
- v. present participle of limn.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The act, process, or art of one who limns; the picture or decoration so produced.
- n. a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
“And, for all that, surprisingly charming, particularly in limning the Rolling Stones 'origins, which can be traced, mundanely enough, to a fateful encounter in a train station.”
“Huneven has a knack for limning the limits of guilt, and as her protagonist takes stock and charge of a too-lived-in life, the outlands of moral ambiguity begin to appear as sunken gardens of familiarity, blooming with humaneness.”
“EON has a large cast of characters, and Goodman does a fairly good job of limning each of them; however, I had some problems with the ways they all related to one another.”
“That fact came to the fore at the premiere screening on Wednesday night of the new documentary, Project Nim, a bildungsroman if you will, limning his birth, maturation, and particularly his remarkable use of language.”
“He analogized entropy -- psychic/physical/sexual -- in gorgeous, assaulting, crevassing paint limning bodies torqued by forces inside and outside of them.”
“Must have seen the reflections in busted green glass, silver pull tabs limning the salty shoals.”
“While limning his portrait, Trevor-Roper, almost by the way, provides a marvelous picture of the English imperialist power brokers in China, one of the most impressive of whom was G.E.”
“Featuring a selection of paintings, watercolors, and works on paper limning memory and found imagery, Mann's works detail the interplay between photographic documentation of reality and the constructed viewpoints of her painted world.”
“Schiff is especially skilled at limning the social contours of the story.”
“Mr. Kentridge directed the humans on stage with equal skill and wit, limning character traits in the dozens of cameo roles (Claudia Waite as a shrewish wife, Gennady Bezzubenkov as a sadistic doctor, Gordon Gietz in his brief singing moments as the Nose) as well as the principal ones.”
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