Examples of inscription in a Sentence
The painting had an inscription that read, “To my loving wife.”
the inscription on a stone monument
Recent Examples of inscription from the Web
The inscription originally came from Jamaican artist Boris Gardiner's 1973 song and film of the same name.
An inscription on the monument’s base says Mussolini presented Chicago with the ancient Roman pillar in commemoration of Balbo’s flight to the city.
On the back of the sheet is an inscription from around 1860, written in both in Hebrew and Russian, indicating that it was given by a group of Jews living in Crimea to the archduke brother of the czar of Russia.
The shirt is then completed with white shorts and socks with a 'RMCF' inscription on the front and adidas logos at the back.
Only two of the ceramic pieces from the shipwreck bear the Jianning Fu inscription, but many others have inscriptions or markings that might tell archaeologists more about the origins of the ship’s cargo.
The pill, which had the inscription Watson 853, was identified at the pharmacy as hydrocodone, though it was not tested for its authenticity, Dr. Mancha said.
According to the inscription on the back, it was presented to Daniel Battaglia, who lived in the town in 1942.
The ground around some graves is sinking, headstones are toppled, inscriptions on some markers are no longer legible, and the cemetery is covered with leaves, branches, and other debris.
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Did You Know?
With its prefix in-, meaning "in" or "on", it's not surprising that an inscription is either written on or engraved into a surface. Inscriptions in the ancient world were always chiseled into stone, as inscriptions still may be today. The principal monument of the Vietnam memorial in Washington, D.C., for instance, is a black wall on which are inscribed the names of all the Americans who died during the war—each name in full, row upon seemingly endless row. But an inscription may also be a dedication, such as the words "For my wife" all by themselves on a page near the beginning of a book.
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: words that are written on or cut into a surface
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