limn limn

Definition(s):

  1. (v) trace the shape of
  2. (v) make a portrait of

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. But writing crime novels has allowed him remarkable freedom to limn China's shifting moral standards.
  2. To remedy the situation, his highness had a court painter limn pictures of the girls, then present the likenesses to him.
  3. Greece's playwrights had learned to limn the impersonal Fates; Greece's sculptors went on modeling the gods in the image of man.

News

  1. Ledermann Scraps IPO on Lower-Than-Expected Demand

    Ledermann Immobilien AG (LIMN) , a Swiss real estate company, said it postponed its planned initial public offering because of lower-than-anticipated interest for its shares.
    on October 8, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Ted Kooser: An American life in poetry, Oct. 6, 2013

    Sit for an hour in any national airport, and you'll see how each of us differs from others in a million ways — and of course that includes not only our physical appearances but our perceptions and opinions. This week, we have a poem by Ada Limn, who lives in Kentucky, about difference and the difficulty of resolution. What It Looks Like To Us and the Words We Use read more
    on October 6, 2013     Source: IlliniHQ.com

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