Origin of limn
OTHER WORDS FROM limnoutlimn, verb (used with object)un·limned, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH limnlimb, limn
How to use limn in a sentence
“Count the number of times he uses ‘I’ in any speech, and compare that to any other president,” limns Doctor Krauthammer.Why the Right Thinks Obama’s a Narcissist—and Why They’re Wrong|John McWhorter|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That's another story, and Doubt limns the particular joylessness of Irish Catholicism.
The poem is also given in The Golden Treasury, p. 37; where, however, 'limns the water' is changed into 'limns on water.'Life Of Johnson, Volume 5|Boswell
As a painter of manners, Gosson thus gaily limns the audiences of his time.Their Majesties' Servants (Volume 1 of 3)|John Doran
He limns England as it was, and as it is; and asks the aristocratic and the millocrat if they are not ashamed of their deeds?
Olivier-Rolland limns this dream of his youth, designing upon his literary canvas the picture of his own life.Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig
Fragment by fragment, morsel by morsel, the great Figure limns itself against the shadow of the years.Visions and Revisions|John Cowper Powys