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  • v. Present participle of picture.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. visual imagery
  • n. visual representation as by photography or painting


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  • The second stage of each of these speculations was a seemingly urgent scarcity of the units of speculation — commodities or real-estate lots or sound common stocks — and an outburst of imaginative eloquence in picturing the results of an enduring scarcity.

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  • She talked of her two brothers, both influential men living far away, taking secret delight in picturing herself between these two, as between columns supporting the fabric of her solitary life.

    The Mother

  • Even those to whom the ground is fairly familiar will find a considerable difficulty in picturing accurately to themselves Irish social life as it existed towards the end of the eighteenth century.

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  • I gave gold to my luckless companion; I recommended her to the care of the attendants; I then hastened away; while the tormentor, the imagination, busied itself in picturing my own loved ones, stretched on such beds, attended thus.


  • I hope it doesn’t feature any specific faces of any characters since it always kills off my imagination in picturing what they would look like.

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  • Despite this, the notion of picturing or likeness had a certain amount of intuitive appeal as an account of mental representation.

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  • His imagination had been enchanted by the idea of picturing the young conqueror's advance through the fabulous landscapes of Asia: he liked writing descriptions, and vaguely felt that under the guise of fiction he could develop his theory of Oriental influences in Western art at the expense of less learning than if he had tried to put his ideas into an essay.

    The Glimpses of the Moon

  • I'm kind of picturing the Monty Python "Trial of Sapper Walters."


  • Any details we can add to this scene – such as picturing our co-workers at their desks and ours blatantly empty – enhance our feeling of being late.

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  • I was kind of picturing the moment they met would be like that scene at the end of Return of the Jedi when the Ewoks are all dancing in the streets as the ghosts of Obi Wan and Anakin and Yoda look on.

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