Examples of inscription in a Sentence
The painting had an inscription that read, “To my loving wife.”
the inscription on a stone monument
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In front of his locker after the game, Malone flipped the keepsake in his hands, looking at the black sharpie inscription on white athletic training tape noting his name and the play details.
The memorial was designed by Daniel Libeskind, and Kasich is especially moved by the inscription, which quotes from the Talmud.
At the festival, the film leaned into its lore, with PR teams passing out these inscriptions before a press screening earlier in the day.
The case attracted attention from several conservative members of Congress, who said the legal challenge threatened to eliminate other monuments and inscriptions with religious significance, including at Arlington National Cemetery.
The bouquet almost covers a short inscription at the bottom of the stone.
Below the bell is a plaque with an inscription that each patient reads.
An inscription on the statue coupled with stylistic analysis indicate that it was made in the northern area of Jishan around 1200, not long after the Jin dynasty (1115-1234) had pushed Song rulers south.
In Wadi Rum, old shepherd paths snake past thousands of ancient petroglyphs and rock inscriptions written by the Nabateans and nomadic Thamudic tribes.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of inscription
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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