Examples of telling in a Sentence
Her experience is a telling example of why the nation's educational system needs to be changed.
The most telling moment in the case was when the victim took the stand.
Recent Examples of telling from the Web
But there are other, more telling photos, too - and just the kind the true Garth Brooks fan would appreciate.
WASHINGTON - America's top diplomat stepped back Friday from his offer of unconditional talks with North Korea, telling world powers the nuclear-armed nation must earn the right to negotiate with the United States.
And that’s maybe the most telling thing about how strong the ACC is, since the only team that’s managed to beat Duke is Boston College, which looks much improved after being 9-23 overall and 2-16 in the league last season.
The video also contained small but telling details that might resonate with Ohtani.
There are plenty of places to point to for why this game went south on the Bears, but the single most telling factor was their inability to run the ball.
Halted progress: One of the most telling stats from Sunday’s game was the difference in third-down conversions between the Packers and Browns in the first half.
The most telling number that day wasn't the 34-10 final score.
The most telling measure of that is the labor-force participation rate—which measures the percentage of the population that is employed or actively looking for work—which now sits around 62.7 percent.
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First Known Use of telling
Synonymscompelling, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, cogent
Antonymsinconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive
Related Wordsauthoritative, definitive; sound, valid, well-founded; important, significant, weighty; material, pertinent, relevant
Near Antonymsgroundless, invalid, shaky, unfounded, unsound; inconsequential, insignificant, unimportant; immaterial, irrelevant; feeble, weak
Synonym Discussion of telling
- a valid reason for being absent
- a valid marriage
- a sound proposal for reviving the economy
- the prosecutor's cogent summation won over the jury
- a convincing argument for welfare reform
- a telling example of bureaucratic waste
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