by way of illustration

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of by way of illustration

: as an example
  • By way of illustration, let us examine this poem.

Word by Word Definitions

way play
  1. : a thoroughfare for travel or transportation from place to place

  2. : an opening for passage

  3. : the course traveled from one place to another : route

  1. : of, connected with, or constituting an intermediate point on a route

  1. : by a long distance : to a considerable degree or extent : far

  2. : by far : much

  3. : very

illustration play
  1. : the action of illustrating : the condition of being illustrated

  2. : the action of making illustrious or honored or distinguished

  3. : something that serves to illustrate: such as


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