I shall be able to cast a glance at my fifty volumes, tearing out the bad pages, accentuating the best ones.
Now it rose, now it fell, accentuating the silence dense about it.
Or the effect that this must have in accentuating (p. 195) munitions shortage may have been overlooked, obvious as it was.
“And nothing to you,” said Burchill, accentuating his habitual drawl.
Figures 178 and 179 show a better form of enrichment by accentuating the outline.
I therefore played from c to e, accentuating e in particular.
The maker had doubtless no thought of accentuating the feminine figure.
The searchlight still shot steadily, a golden bar of light athwart the darkness and accentuating it by contrast.
Of those present, six men were injured, and one woman exhibited a black eye, accentuating her other abnormalities.
"And I—I was ignorant," exclaimed M. de Rnal, growing as angry as before and accentuating his words.
1731, from Medieval Latin accentuatus, past participle of accentuare "to accent," from Latin accentus (see accent (n.)). Originally "to pronounce with an accent;" meaning "emphasize" is recorded from 1865.
You've got to accentuate the positiveRelated: Accentuated; accentuating.
Eliminate the negative
Latch on to the affirmative
Don't mess with Mister In-Between
["Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive," 1944, music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Johnny Mercer]