verb (used with object), de·scribed, de·scrib·ing.
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What that means, as Doughty described and we verified, is that for the time being — maybe for the first time in our adult lifetimes — we can experience the island without a crowd for company.
Employees of the various businesses who received a ticket described their interactions with police as positive.Despite Crackdown Announcement, Not Much COVID-19 Enforcement Is Happening|Jesse Marx|February 11, 2021|Voice of San Diego
Over a century ago, Proust inhaled a fresh-baked madeleine that triggered vivid memories of his childhood, describing the experience in “Swann’s Way,” the first of seven volumes that compose “In Search of Lost Time.”Aromas can evoke beloved journeys — or voyages not yet taken|Jen Rose Smith|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
This feat, described November 19 at a symposium hosted by Columbia University, is another example of the tremendous progress under way in linking brains to computers.Can privacy coexist with technology that reads and changes brain activity?|Laura Sanders|February 11, 2021|Science News
“We need those people who are in the community to describe the situation in their communities,” Usman said.African Communities Warn Language Issues Could Shut Them Out of Redistricting|Maya Srikrishnan|February 10, 2021|Voice of San Diego
The man, Joshua Kemp, told what police describe as “a bogus story that quickly fell apart.”
It is not only clerics and Islamic ideologues who use offensive words and images to describe the sexual life of Westerners.50 Shades of Iran: The Mullahs’ Kinky Fantasies about Sex in the West|IranWire, Shima Sharabi|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The latest novel from Samantha Harvey is truly superb, but left its reviewer at a loss for how to describe it.
But throughout all this, Malone describe herself as “oddly responsible,” wanting to help her moms pay the bills as young as 10.Jena Malone’s Long, Strange Trip From Homelessness to Hollywood Stardom|Marlow Stern|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I asked him to describe the U.S. mission that will likely revert back to the embassy it was more than a half century ago.
It was difficult to describe—a little sterner, a little wilder, a faint emphasis of the barbaric peering through it.
But that she could calmly tell him about it, that she could deliberately describe this effect upon her of another man—!
Words fail to describe my feelings as I watched the clothes come off him and dry ones go on just as if hands were arranging them.Uncanny Tales|Various
To describe the joy, the intense and tumultuous delight of that moment, were beyond the power of words.
It is impossible to describe the thrilling effect produced by this striking ceremony.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens