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to describe with a word or term

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describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

be characteristic of

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This impalpable claim, therefore, resulted in nothing more solid than to cherish, from generation to generation, an absurd delusion of family importance, which all along characterized the Pyncheons.
Often it pleased the unfortunate young man to vex people with a lighter satire, yet still characterized by somewhat of snake-like virulence.
It is to be remarked that this period is characterized more by a deep and joyous tenderness than by sheer passion.
A scrupulous method characterized my actions as well as my accounts.
The son, on the other hand, had dropped all that jaunty, dashing style which had characterized him, and the ferocity of a dangerous wild beast gleamed in his dark eyes and distorted his handsome features.
Then with the unerring official memory that characterized him he repeated from the opening words of the manifesto:
Finally, after a hesitation which seldom characterized his movements, he crossed the road and rang the bell.
Never once had he been out of the crate during the entire journey, and filthiness, as well as wretchedness, characterized his condition.
For this purpose, they divided the term of his life between them, and each endowed one portion of it with the qualities which chiefly characterized himself.
The fever pursued the ordinary course, and was characterized by the usual intervals of delirium and exhaustion succeeding each other.
South America is characterized by possessing many peculiar gnawers, a family of monkeys, the llama, peccari, tapir, opossums, and, especially, several genera of Edentata, the order which includes the sloths, ant-eaters, and armadilloes.
The same Celtic desultoriness characterized all the rest of his life, though it could not thwart his genius.
The nature of the process is truly characterized by Glaucon, when he describes himself as a companion who is not good for much in an investigation, but can see what he is shown, and may, perhaps, give the answer to a question more fluently than another.
Every psychical phenomenon is characterized by what the scholastics of the Middle Ages called the intentional (also the mental) inexistence of an object, and what we, although with not quite unambiguous expressions, would call relation to a content, direction towards an object (which is not here to be understood as a reality), or immanent objectivity.
Then there were white railings and white gates all about, and glittering weathercocks of various design, and garden-walks paved with pebbles in beautiful patterns,--nothing was quite common at Garum Firs; and Tom thought that the unusual size of the toads there was simply due to the general unusualness which characterized uncle Pullet's possessions as a gentleman farmer.