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
Here are four storylines to watch ahead of the Colts traveling to Pittsburgh for the third and most telling preseason game Saturday (TV: WXIN-59, Radio: WFNI-AM (1070)): 1.
But, perhaps the most telling portrait of the unease passing through Trump’s inner-circle was embodied by Chief of Staff John Kelly.
A more telling issue came after as running backs coach Kyle Caskey charged in to confront Burfict, the linebacker pushed him away.
But the most telling change the HGTV star has made since embarking on his new single life?
But a more telling figure is that from 2012 to 2015, memberships in small, specialized boutique gyms and niche fitness studios expanded 70 percent while membership in traditional health clubs grew just 5 percent.
In a 2011 profile, the Washington Post reported that, along with a few family pictures, Rosenstein kept a very telling sign hanging behind his desk in Baltimore during his time as U.S. attorney.
A zest for life, an interest in the world, the pursuit of a passion, a desire to learn, a conscientious effort to keep mentally and physically healthy — those seem to be more telling qualities of true youth.
With Paul Allen in attendance, Justin Jackson works out for Portland Trail Blazers TUALATIN -- The most telling part of Justin Jackson's predraft workout with the Portland Trail Blazers had nothing to do with his shot missing the mark.
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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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