Contour in a sentence

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Definition of Contour

  • The outline of a figure or body, or the line or lines representing such an outline; the line that bounds; periphery.
  • The outline of a horizontal section of the ground, or of works of fortification.
  • any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
  • a feature (or the order or arrangement of features) of anything having a complex structure
  • a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
  • form the contours of

How to use contour in a sentence. Contour pronunciation.

The girl had all at once grown reticent, and her lips showed the less amiable possibilities of their contour.
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He had seated himself crosswise on a camp-stool, and seemed to be admiring the contour of his brown boots.
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Mrs. Milvain was a much slighter figure; but the same doubt as to the precise lines of her contour filled Ralph, as he regarded them, with dismal foreboding.
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Then he walked over to the west slope which ran along the side of the small hill where the house and barn stood and examined the contour of the ground carefully.
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In the less exposed places these come forth, seeking the shade, searching for moisture, they form like small sponges on a coral reef; but growing, spread and change to meet the changing contours of the land they win, and with every victory or upward move, adopt some new refined intensive tint that is the outward and visible sign of their diverse inner excellences and their triumph.
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It was a homogeneous scene, devoid of contrasts or bold contours, dreary, desolate, and monotonous,-the ice-packed sea, the slow slope of the beach, the background of low-lying hills, and over all thrown the endless mantle of snow.
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It was not now her usual half-conscious vain obsession that actuated her as she hurriedly changed her riding-dress to one of white, and then looked long at the stately form with its gracious contours, at the fair face with its strong chin and full firm lips, at the dark-blue, proud, and passionate eyes.
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No eye could have failed to mark the rounded contours of a woman.
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Une robe légère, passée autour de sa taille, voilait à peine son sein éclatant de blancheur; et à travers sa chevelure en désordre, qui tombait noire sur ses épaules, se laissaient voir les beaux contours de son bras blanc et nu; et, avant qu'elle ne laissât échapper des paroles, elle leva la main vers le ciel: elle était si pâle, d'une teinte si transparente, qu'elle n'aurait point intercepté les rayons de la lune. 21.
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After 6 years the arch gradually loses its rounded contour and becomes nearly straight by the twelfth year.
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These raw materials are prime necessities in construction of architecture, music, literature or poetry, but the contour of the finished product and the purpose it will serve depends upon the arrangement of the raw materials, which is subject to the constructor’s design.
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I could only trace the outline of a slight and graceful figure, the contour of a very slender hand, and the ample folds of a dark silk dress.
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On n'en distingue pas bien les contours.
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I cannot doubt that the Himalaya owe almost all their contour to running water, and that they have been subjected to such action longer than any mountains (as yet described) in the world.
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She wore a white muslin dress, a rose-colored sash, and rose-colored ribbons in the pretty cap on her head; her chemisette was moulded so deliciously by her shoulders and the loveliest rounded contours, that the sight of her awakened an irresistible desire of possession in the depths of the heart.
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An odd figure of a man was this popular novelist, with patchy and untidy hair which lessened the otherwise striking contour of his brow.
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It was a costume admirably adapted to the wearer, who, being grave and almost stern of feature, needed the brightness of jewels and the gloss of velvet and satin to throw out the classic contour of his fine head and enhance the lustre of his brooding, darkly- passionate eyes.
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They are the very contour of some of the faces on the recently-discovered frescoes.
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At that same moment, also, the sparkling waters of Oyster Bay were gently caressing the classic contours of Cooper's Bluff, and upon that monumental headland, seated under sketching umbrellas, Flavilla and Drusilla worked, in a puddle of water colors; and John Chillingham Yates, in becoming white flannels and lilac tie and hosiery, lay on the sod and looked at Drusilla. Silence, delicately accented by the faint harmony of mosquitoes, brooded over Cooper's Bluff.
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She had a well of sensuousness which might one day become sensuality; she had a richness of feeling and a contour in harmony with it, which might expand into voluptuousness, if given too much sun, or if untamed by the normal restraints of a happy married life.
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Examples of Contour

Example #1
At dinner-time she had not returned.
Example #2
It being Saturday, Mumford was back early in the afternoon, and Miss Derrick's absence caused no grief.
Example #3
Lionel's age was not more than seven-and-twenty; he enjoyed sound health, and his face signified contentment with the scheme of things as it concerned himself; but a chronic languor possessed him.
Example #4
It might be sheer laziness, possibly a result of that mental habit, discernible In his look, whereby he had come to regard his own judgment as the criterion of all matters in heaven and earth.
Example #5
Mrs. Cosham was so appareled with hanging muffs, chains, and swinging draperies that it was impossible to detect the shape of a human being in the mass of brown and black which filled the arm-chair.
Example #6
What remark of his would ever reach these fabulous and fantastic characters?-for there was something fantastically unreal in the curious swayings and noddings of Mrs. Cosham, as if her equipment included a large wire spring.