put (something) into words


: to express (a thought or feeling) in words
She finds it hard to put her feelings into words. [=to say what her feelings are]
He felt as though all three of them had reached an understanding they didn't need to put into words; …J. K. Rowling

Examples of put (something) into words in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yoshihiro Kawaoka put into words a question that worries many scientists watching this situation, the worry that underscored Fouchier’s insistence that this outbreak must be stopped as quickly as possible. Helen Branswell, STAT, 5 June 2024 The totality of that experience is also hard to put into words. Lizz Schumer, Peoplemag, 3 June 2024 But music and other arts can bring awareness to concepts that are too damaging to silently hold inside and too painful and complex to put into words. Scientific American, 19 Mar. 2024 With a precise but unfussy visual style, Baker seems to have come to the cinema to evoke moments in between, things that can’t be precisely put into words but have to simply be experienced and felt. Greg Braxton, Los Angeles Times, 17 May 2024 Professor Young, a neuroscientist at Emory University in Atlanta, used prairie voles in a series of experiments that revealed the chemical process for the pirouette of heart-fluttering emotions that poets have tried to put into words for centuries. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 2 May 2024 Big ideas seem impossible to put into words as the moon and Neptune clash. USA TODAY, 13 Apr. 2024 The scope of the potential fallout is difficult to put into words without becoming a massive, eye-blurring list. Daniel Rivero, Miami Herald, 21 Feb. 2024 For fans, the opportunity to see their favorite player, team or coach on the cover provided an unmistakable sense of joy and excitement that was sometimes hard to put into words. Craig Meyer, The Courier-Journal, 19 Jan. 2024

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“Put (something) into words.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20%28something%29%20into%20words. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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