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.
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Even more telling, on two occasions, Hopper lies about how his daughter’s alive.
For me, though, the most telling gesture was the jean-cut pants, with a side frill below the knees.
In one of the most telling revelations, Equifax and Mandiant got into a dispute just as the hackers were gaining a foothold in the company's network.
The idea has a ton of potential—and the most telling moment was during Klepper's in-character interview with his guest, Spy magazine co-founder and author Kurt Anderson.
But the telling part of that play was center Mike Pouncey blocking linebacker Deion Jones into the Falcons bench.
If this is indeed Bannon’s strategy — there’s no way to know — the most telling detail is Senator Rand Paul’s omission from his target list.
Perhaps the most telling statistic in the bunch, though, is on image ratings -- and specifically how Trump compares with another Republican, Vice President Pence.
There was a telling moment when Norma erupts, furious and humiliated to discover her lover’s betrayal.
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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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