1. a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    each town has a quality all its own
    the radical character of our demands
  2. the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin
    an expression of pleasure crossed his features
    his lineaments were very regular
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How To Use lineament In A Sentence

  • The crisp phrases of the robust seventeen-bar ground, with its harmonically stable fourths and fifths and harmonious consort of bass and triadic chords, clearly assert the traditional lineaments of the form.
  • Quite as in some great racing-stable an ambitious horseman might imagine that he detected in some likely filly the signs and lineaments of the future winner of a Derby, so in Berenice Fleming, in the quiet precincts of the Brewster School, Cowperwood previsioned the central figure of a Newport lawn fete or a London drawing-room. The Titan
  • The bulky sage arose from his seat, and, approaching the young soldier, fixed on him his keen large dark eyes as if he were in the act of internally spelling and dissecting every lineament and feature. Quentin Durward
  • The influence of crustal lineaments on the distribution of igneous activity and their influence on its geochemistry are also illustrated by the location of metalliferous deposits.
  • Some magmatic activity is concentrated along basement lineaments and other volcanism appears to be related to rifting in a similar way to that of major rift valleys.
  • On the basis of lineament interpretation of High-resolution SPOT image in complex terrain region.
  • The story of Frank Sinatra's rise and self-invention and the story of his fall and remarkable comeback had the lineaments of the most essential American myths, and their telling, Pete Hamill once argued, required a novelist, "some combination of Balzac and Raymond Chandler," who might "come closer to the elusive truth than an autobiographer as courtly as Sinatra will ever allow himself to do. Book Review Roundup: Lennon, Dylan, Sinatra And Marilyn Monroe
  • From this small epitome in the brain, the child is an extended copy -- _extended_ from a mathematical point, where all the members and lineaments are _intended_. Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Volume XXII
  • Basanites were sampled from six localities within the outcrop of the Batain Nappes and define two lineaments, similar in trend to the Qalhat Fault.
  • This rules out significant increments of both strike-slip and dip-slip post-emplacement displacements on the lineament.
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