[ in-skeyp ]
/ ˈɪnˌskeɪp /
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the unique essence or inner nature of a person, place, thing, or event, especially depicted in poetry or a work of art.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Words nearby inscape
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Example sentences from the Web for inscape
I prefer to write first drafts as soon as possible after waking, so that the oneiric inscape is still present to me.
British Dictionary definitions for inscape
/ (ˈɪnskeɪp) /
the essential inner nature of a person, an object, etc
Word Origin for inscape
C19: from in- ² + -scape, as in landscape; coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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