graven


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  • adj

Synonyms for graven

cut into a desired shape

Related Words

cut or impressed into a surface

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Rest assured that your memory will for ever remain graven in my heart.
The incidents of the next few days are indelibly graven upon my recollection, and I can tell them without reference to the notes made at the time.
But whenever he thought of it again, long afterward, when he understood the story in which it figured, it was always fixed in that one fantastic shape--as if those wild legs were a grotesque graven ornament of the bridge itself, in the manner of a gargoyle.
thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image; thou shalt not bow down to them nor serve them, for I.
I've got a wold silver spoon, and a wold graven seal at home, too; but, Lord, what's a spoon and seal?
He did not ask why, but stood like a graven image while my eyes watched the strange thing that meant so much to us.
These Greek capitals, black with age, and quite deeply graven in the stone, with I know not what signs peculiar to Gothic caligraphy imprinted upon their forms and upon their attitudes, as though with the purpose of revealing that it had been a hand of the Middle Ages which had inscribed them there, and especially the fatal and melancholy meaning contained in them, struck the author deeply.
He was agitated; this extraordinary gathering not only of nobles but also of the merchant-class- les etats generaux (States-General)- evoked in him a whole series of ideas he had long laid aside but which were deeply graven in his soul: thoughts of the Contrat social and the French Revolution.
The obsequious lackey--the automatic genie of the house which belonged to none of the three men,--stood like a graven statue after having helped them in.
Doane, Nishikanta, and Grimshaw was a graven god whose name was Gold.
There were vases, and figures of men and animals, and graven platters and bowls, and mosaics of precious gems, and many other things.
One night, some days after her arrival, she developed a skittishness of manner which has since disappeared, and tried to be playful with him; but you might as well try to be playful with a graven image.
The position was not such as the waiting beast of prey desired, and so, with the infinite patience of the wild hunter, the ape-man crouched motionless and silent as a graven image until the fruit should be ripe for the plucking.
They went up to the great graven tomb of the historic warrior, and stood for a few minutes staring at it.
Despite the graven prohibition, I had tried the bridge as a last resort; and there, indeed, was A.