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Through such techniques as comparing pairs of grouped illustrations, comparing figures occupying similar positions within different illustrations, and some standard uses of symbols, he concludes that the purpose of the Icones is at least in part to demonstrate the superior nature of the civilized Christian Portuguese compared to the heathen or Muslim Indians and Southeast Asians, both through commending the virtues of the former and by descrying the vices of the latter.
Such crucial symbolic elements, which are elevated through juxtaposition into emblems of transcendence, emphasize Kereszi's talent for descrying and depicting "random" scenes so strikingly composed that one wonders at first whether she has arranged them herself.
Joseph is at her best when descrying the limitations of gender.
owe their independence & liberty to the wisdom of descrying in the minute tax of 3 pence on tea, the magnitude of the evil comprised in the precedent.
This same sort of professor may visit the faculty senate to shame others for grade inflation, descrying the soft position of educators who care about student ratings.