Telling in a sentence

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Definition of Telling

  • Operating with great effect; effective; as, a telling speech.
  • disclosing information or giving evidence about another
  • informing by words
  • an act of narration

How to use telling in a sentence. Telling pronunciation.

But, as he stood telling his beads, abstractedly listening to the scandal talked by Achmet and Higli, he was not thinking of his brother, but of the two who had just left the chamber.
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The consequence might be guessed without my telling it: peopled turned their stock loose to starve, and before the spring arrived Carson and Eagle valleys were almost literally carpeted with their carcases!
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And then she falls a weeping; which so much moves the amorous Cocks-comb, that he falls a kissing her, and giving her all the good Words that can be; cursing his Wife, and calling her all to nought; and telling his Miss that he loves none but her.
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And among other things, she ask'd him who it was that he was drinking her Health with to day, as he was talking; and he telling her it was one Mr.
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So to it we went, and I gave him all the Satisfaction he desir'd; counterfeiting the matter so well, that he was mightily pleased with the Enjoyment he had: And went home very well satisify'd; telling me, he wou'd acquaint his fellow-Prentice that was to come the next Night, that he had found me all Love and Charms.
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I told him I must intreat his Patience for half an hours time, till the Company was Drest, and so went down Stairs; and telling of my Friend how it went, and we being to go half Snips in the Booty, I went off with the things, which I pawn'd for about four Pounds, keeping his Rings to my self, and left my Landlady to manage the rest.
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I don't mind telling _you_, Mrs. Mumford, she's close upon six-and-twenty, and nothing like so good-looking as Louise, neither.
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It seemed probable that Mr. Higgins would spare them the unpleasantness of telling Miss Derrick she must leave.
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She had written to Cobb, telling him what had happened, and asking him to let her know by Wednesday morning what she was to do.
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As the late M. de Vogue remarked, when little children sit on our knee and pelt us with questions that go to the roots of our philosophy, we get rid of the bother of it by telling the children to go away and play; but when a Tolstoi puts such questions, we cannot get rid of him so easily.
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The starving children managed by her direction to build them a little fire, and almost before they had commenced telling their mother of their hunger, a stranger came in.
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He returned to the house, and telling his wife how he felt, asked her help in putting up the things he must carry.
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What MORE to do I knew not, except to _pray_. Finally, I was impressed to write a line and drop it into the post-office, and I obeyed the impression, telling him, if he got it, to meet me at a stated place, the next morning, at ten o'clock.
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Going back to B. and meeting the friend, he learned that neither man nor money had appeared, and at once tendered the five dollars, telling the story of the Lord's care in the matter.
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A lady, Miss E., residing in New Bedford, received a letter telling of the serious illness of her mother, in New York.
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He complied; found a prepossessing and cultivated man; and upon telling him how earnestly his wife and himself had prayed for him, was rejoiced to learn that in that lonesome cell the Spirit of God had visited him, filled him with a sincere wish to reform the future and redeem the past.
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Our father was not at home (he, father, most unfortunately, was not a religious person); and when our mother asked him to come, telling him how ill I was, he would not believe it, and preferred to remain with his friends.
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She knelt with her sister and prayed in simple words to Jesus to heal her mother, telling Him that He had so promised to hear prayer.
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This incident is a practical one, telling how utter is the impossibility of true success, without the aid of the Lord, and how absolutely necessary it is to our own peace and comfort of mind to religiously observe one's promises made to God.
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Such are the actual facts; and not all novels have for a base so telling a situation.
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Examples of Telling

Example #1
He was speculating as to which room they were likely to enter.
Example #2
The girl's face, though not that of one in her teens, had seemed to him a very flower of innocence.
Example #3
Any old settler there will verify these statements.
Example #4
During a part of the previous year it had sold at five hundred a ton, in gold, and during the winter before that there was such scarcity of the article that in several instances small quantities had brought eight hundred dollars a ton in coin!
Example #5
But if you had lov'd me best, you wou'd'nt have staid away from me so long, that you wou'd'nt; I am sure if I could have come to you, I woud'nt have staid from you so long.
Example #6
Well, Honey, if you do love me indeed, I'll be Friends with you, but let me see what you have brought me?