indent

Part of speech: verb

To make dents in.

Part of speech: verb

To indenture.

Part of speech: verb

To set in from the margin, as a line of type.

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Usage examples "indent":

  1. When one stands at the curve of the highway, underneath the ancient watchtower that guards the entrance, one sees the deep creek of Atrani, a town continuous in these days with Amalfi; and beyond the limits of that creek a wider, broader indent into the mountain wall, making an open valley, on the further side of which the town of Majori lies under the vast shadow of the Monte dell'Avvocato. - "Naples Past and Present", Arthur H. Norway.
  2. When a heading runs over one line, use hanging indention; that is, do not allow the second line to run back to the left- hand margin, but indent it. - "The Century Handbook of Writing", Garland Greever Easley S. Jones.
  3. The most that Lupin observed was that the knob, with its many facets, was gilded right down to the indent. - "The Crystal Stopper", Maurice LeBlanc.