Man bites dog: an adage used to illustrate that the media only reports the extraordinary.
He used them to illustrate a political point, or, more frequently, to humanize himself with his audience.
Klinghoffer then attempted to undermine the argument from bad design by undermining the image I had used to illustrate my point.
The scene is meant to illustrate how depraved his character has become, but the moment is a turning point for another reason.
But with an electron micgrograph to illustrate what was fueling the outbreak, they were able to gain the trust of the people.
One bright point in their character, to which I just now referred, I will illustrate.
The examples which illustrate the resulting effects are numerous and varied.
Phdrus, living nearly nineteen hundred years ago, had a fable in his collection to illustrate this.
illustrate this, using the map of the Russian Empire, plate, p. 342.
Paul's immediate purpose seems to be to illustrate the frank openness which ought to mark the ministry of Christianity.
1520s, "light up, shed light on;" 1610s, "educate by means of examples," back-formation from illustration, and in some cases from Latin illustratus, past participle of illustrare (see illustration). Sense of "provide pictures to explain or decorate" is 1630s. Related: Illustrated; illustrating.