fram·ing | \ˈfrā-miŋ \

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Examples of framing in a Sentence

the framing of the debate will consist of a predetermined order of turns and follow-up comments

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The essay, written by a law student named Lina Khan, argued, essentially, that the current framing of the nation’s antitrust laws have not evolved to deal with the market power of technology giants like Amazon. New York Times, "Amazon, the Brand Buster," 23 June 2018 The gala heist may have been an adventure in avarice, but the framing capped it with style. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Sweet Revenge of Ocean’s 8," 12 June 2018 This is also why the cold-war framing of the summit, thanks to the choice of venue and grim talk by both administrations of a new low in relations, is off-beam. The Economist, "The Trump-Putin summit in Helsinki," 5 July 2018 The one thing that’s clear is that people love softcore for its aesthetic, which is generally perceived as more tasteful and sophisticated (many comment sections feature film/photo enthusiasts geeking out over the lighting and framing)., "Here's Where To Find The Steamiest Softcore Porn Online," 27 Mar. 2018 Certain detractors, especially, have gone after the framing of her working-class Bronx roots, something she’s made a cornerstone of her campaign. Li Zhou, Vox, "A conservative critic attacked Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s credentials — and got a major fact wrong," 2 July 2018 His framing device follow the actors to their rehearsal. Alexis Soloski, New York Times, "‘The Seagull’ Brings Chekhov’s Doleful Comedy to Cinemas," 4 May 2018 Tyrrell said weather permitting, work on the steel framing will progress at the rate of about 12 to 14 days per floor to complete. David Heitz,, "Foxford Station development rises quickly in downtown Western Springs," 12 July 2018 Each tent is 53-feet high and 150-feet long, with aluminum framing. Kevin Kelleher, Fortune, "Tesla Built an Assembly Line Inside a Tent for Making Model 3 Cars," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of framing

1703, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of framing was in 1703

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a state of commotion or excitement

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