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Limning

noun
1.
A drawing of the outlines of forms or objects.  Synonyms: delineation, depiction, line drawing.






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"Limning" Quotes from Famous Books



... pleasure of introducing her character in one of my novels, for I felt that if I should succeed in limning it faithfully the modern reader would be justified in considering her an impossible figure for our days. She would perhaps have suited a fairy tale; and when I created Bianca in The Elixir I gave her Nenny's form. The gratitude which I owe her will accompany me to my life's end, for it was she who ...
— Uarda • Georg Ebers



Words linked to "Limning" :   delineation, depiction, drawing, animalization, line drawing



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