Definition of Characterizing:
Mr. Nathan Haskell Dole, President of The Bibliophile Society, aptly describes a miserly bibliomaniac as a Victim of a frenzied passion, He is lean and lank and crusty; Naught he cares for dress or fashion And his rusty coat smells musty; while in characterizing the natural impulses of true bibliophilism, he says that Bibliophiles take pride in showing All the gems of their collections; They are generous in bestowing, They have genuine affections.- "Book-Lovers, Bibliomaniacs and Book Clubs", Henry H. Harper.
- "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
Not content with thus slandering the road itself, characterizing it as " beginning nowhere and ending nowhere," Mr. Klutchem had even gone so far as to attack the good name of its securities, known as the " Garden Spot" Bonds, and to state boldly that he would not " give a yellow dog" for " enough of 'em to paper a church."- "Colonel Carter's Christmas and The Romance of an Old-Fashioned Gentleman", F. Hopkinson Smith.