from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of express.
  • adj. That translates or transcribes nucleic acid

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An expression.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • There has never been any question in our controversy of a capuchin wasting his time in quenching the darts of the flesh, though, by the way, in the whole sum of time wasted, the term expressing the time lost in satisfying the appetites of the flesh would probably be found to be decidedly the greater of the two. '

    Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 2 of 3) Turgot

  • "Mosque" has become a term expressing far more the injustice of human existence than a House of God.

    Grant Brooke, M.Div.: Hindsight: Burying the Ghost of Ground Zero

  • From this helpless and oppressed condition he extricates himself by doing something which we call expressing himself.

    Collingwood's Aesthetics

  • From Jefferies 'strategy desk comes an early morning report with a title expressing the secret fears of many: "Wait' til next year, again? "

    Black Dogs Don't Play Dead

  • Following the aftermath of the October Revolution of 1917, Constructivism emerged from within the Russian avant-garde both as an artistic practice and as a term expressing a belief in the birth of a new relationship between the artist and society.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • Law 2.0 refers transparently to Web 2.0, a term expressing the far-from-universal sentiment that a second generation of Internet-based communities and services, all designed to facilitate collaboration and sharing between users, has transformed the social meaning and impact of the World Wide Web.

    Law 2.0

  • A term expressing the view that immigrants to the United States have been fused or melted into a single people.

    melting pot

  • This is the "colour-line" of the race, and the term "Indio" is still a term expressing something of contempt, notwithstanding the fact that some of the prominent, and even intellectual, men of Mexico's history have been drawn from the Mestizo class, and -- in the case of Juarez -- from pure aboriginal stock.

    Mexico Its Ancient and Modern Civilisation, History, Political Conditions, Topography, Natural Resources, Industries and General Development

  • If I say simply, “The Sorrows, ” there will be a chance of mistaking the term; it might be understood of individual sorrow, —separate cases of sorrow, —whereas I want a term expressing the mighty abstractions that incarnate themselves in all individual sufferings of man’s heart; and I wish to have these abstractions presented as impersonations, that is, as clothed with human attributes of life, and with functions pointing to flesh.

    Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow

  • Thus too, in some languages, is the state of health well denoted by a term expressing unity; when we feel ourselves as we wish to be, we say that we are whole.

    Paras. 1-19


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.