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Word of the Day 09/12/20 Limn

Limn (verb)
limn [ lim ]


verb (used with object)
1. to represent in drawing or painting.
2. to portray in words; describe.
3. Obsolete. to illuminate (manuscripts).

OTHER WORDS FROM LIMN
outlimn, verb (used with object)
un·limned, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH LIMN
limb

WORDS RELATED TO LIMN
delineate, represent, draw, describe, paint

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Origin: 1400–50; late Middle English lymne, variant of Middle English luminen to illuminate (manuscripts), aphetic variant of enlumine < Middle French enluminer < Latin inlūmināre to embellish, literally, light up; see illuminate

EXAMPLE SENTENCES FROM THE WEB FOR LIMN
The idealized grid of fairness cannot limn the contours of these deep existential debts.
WHY FAVORITISM IS VIRTUOUS: THE CASE AGAINST FAIRNESS|STEPHEN T. ASMA|DECEMBER 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST

It is not possible in a chapter, a book or a five-foot shelf to limn all that is even of cursory interest.
ROYAL PALACES AND PARKS OF FRANCE|MILBURG FRANCISCO MANSFIELD

Limn thou, fantastic, free Blue sirens of the sea, And beasts of heraldry.
ENAMELS AND CAMEOS AND OTHER POEMS|THOPHILE GAUTIER

There were no longer these telling situations to limn which spoke for themselves, and without straw, bricks are not to be made.
PICKWICKIAN MANNERS AND CUSTOMS|PERCY FITZGERALD

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