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  • adj. Of or pertaining to expression, either in language, the face or the arts

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of, or relating to, expression; phraseological; also, vividly representing or suggesting an idea or sentiment.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to expression; having the power of expression; particularly, in the fine arts, embodying a conception or emotion; representing a definite meaning or feeling.
  • Specifically Of or pertaining to a literary expression or phrase.


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  • And as for sculpture, that is to say expressional sculpture, it is even more true in this case that the poor works terribly outnumber the good ones, though this is less noticed and makes less impression on the public.

    The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890

  • Listen to the first "expressional" from one of the teens, Olayinka.

    A Thousand Words A Kodak blog about photography

  • And, most directly, Wallace's often colloquial swirling assumption of opinion and counter-opinion, fact and hair-brained reaction, art theory and corndog design, has recently been hung by Maud Newton in the New York Times as the source of the linguistic and expressional excesses and sloppiness of an entire digital generation.

    Omer Rosen: Footnoting David Foster Wallace: Part 1

  • You could say that my expressional explorations are what get me out of bed in the morning.

    Jon Chattman: Serj Tankian Talks Politics and Finds the Art of "Imperfection"

  • Image 4: The computer as an expressional, creative and reconstructible tool ... an intelligent assistant that enhances our self awareness

    images of the computer, revisited

  • It is a continuation of Under Höststjærnen, and forms the culmination, the acquiescent close, of the self-expressional series that began with Sult.

    The Growth of the Soil

  • WITH the conveyance, expressional curiosity and expressional decency are sought and arrived at under quite another law.

    The Ambassadors

  • Infinitely suggestive such an observation as this last on the whole delightful head, where representation is concerned, of possible variety, of effective expressional change and contrast.

    The Ambassadors

  • "It (Sanef) also urges the government to implement urgently its request that legislation that conflicts with the freedom of expressional clauses of the constitution be scrapped or amended."

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Any work of art whose object is to explain and express the thing represented, or to convey the artist's thought about the thing represented, is art of representation, or, if you please, art of expression, or if you please, expressional art.

    The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890


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