Sentence Examples


  • The contour lines showing the heights above sea-level are the directions along which species spread to form zones.
  • The sleek contour of the vase was eye-catching, so Brenda decided to purchase it.
  • She placed her hand on the contour of his face in a loving gesture.
  • The most famous is the first, which is doubly misnamed, since it is not a temple and its contour is too unsymmetrical to be described properly as elliptical.
  • Pipes conveying the water of an aqueduct across a valley and following the contour of the sides are sometimes called siphons, though they do not depend on the principle of the above instrument.