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inscape

[ in-skeyp ]
/ ˈɪnˌskeɪp /
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noun

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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Origin of inscape

First recorded in 1865–70; in-1 + -scape; coined by Gerard Manley Hopkins
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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.

    Will Self: How I Write|Noah Charney|January 9, 2013|DAILY BEAST

British Dictionary definitions for inscape

inscape
/ (ˈɪnskeɪp) /

noun

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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