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 missions are the only World Heritage Site in Texas, receiving the inscription in 2015.
Kira Testin, John's daughter, picked out the picture for the supposed plaque, while her brother Joe wrote the words for the inscription.
They were also given bags of rubber wrist bracelets with either Share Kindness or Cool to be Kind inscriptions.
The Website Only in Your State, included exterior and interior photos of the restaurant,along with a legible snapshot of the inscription on the Ohio Historical marker adjacent to the station's Depot Street entrance.
Then in the process of revisiting the work for this exhibition, research into inscriptions found on the back of the painting revealed new insight into the work's origins.
In some cases, as was done in New Orleans in the early ’90s, the better path may be to keep statues in place while removing offensive inscriptions.
Everledger is also applying the technology to fine art, a bigger challenge since even tiny inscriptions can be considered destructive.
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.
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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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