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Some of the descriptive passages are evocative and powerful. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His descriptive language is deceptively simple and profoundly evocative. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The emphasis he places on the process of writing can be seen in the descriptive language he uses to recount his theory. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)Add to that, his descriptive powers of place. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He recorded telling descriptive details, noted sounds and smells and took photographs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He merely had to mimic viable procedures, and use the right descriptive language. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)I find dialogue quite easy but descriptive passages harder. The Sun (2016)The descriptive writing is bland. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Use descriptive language and details. A Short Guide to Writing About Science (1995)In a language that invents descriptive terms with drunken abandon, all food writers suffer from the meagre cupboard of gastronomic terms. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In this I soon find that neither descriptive nor motivational language helps very much. Christianity Today (2000)That, in passing, produces some fine descriptive writing. Times, Sunday Times (2007)I have continued to use it because it is one of the few descriptive terms that has not been "redefined" in psychiatric dictionaries. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)Gripping as this plot is, it is the descriptive detail that lifts the story from the run-of-the-mill. Times, Sunday Times (2007)When reading together, ask questions such as'What is the effect of having a long descriptive passage here? Times, Sunday Times (2012)The theme of shared secret memories unfolds like a peeled onion, framed by descriptive passages of rural France as vivid as paintings. Times, Sunday Times (2007)From time to time one comes across a turn of phrase, a descriptive passage, a metaphor so apt that it rings like lead crystal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: descriptive ADJECTIVE
Descriptive language or writing indicates what someone or something is like.
...his descriptive way of writing.
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