From King Dictionary of Contemporary English typify typ‧i‧fy / ˈtɪpɪfaɪ / verb ( typified , typifying ) [transitive ] 1 TYPICAL to be a typical example of something the features which typify a Scottish Highland landscape non-violent protest, typified by Gandhi 2 TYPICAL to be a typical part or feature of something the long complicated sentences that typify legal documents → See Verb table Examples from the Corpus typify • The process of reproduction is still conspicuously missing from most discussions of economic affairs, as the following passage typifies. • This is not only normal, it is healthy and should typify any marriage or engagement regardless of age. • Expert systems are typified by logical functions such as rules, concepts, and calculations. • None of the male characters is initially typified by reference to physical characteristics in this way. • A voluntary sense of duty or obligation typifies developed moral feelings. • Mrs Maugham's attitude towards the television typified her whole moral outlook. • This letter typifies his loyalty and consideration. • Already we have that dichotomy between words and deeds that typifies hypocrisy, and which runs throughout the play. • Phyllis typifies suburban housewives. • At that time, the building could have been said to typify the dereliction of the whole London docks area. • Confidence in the future used to typify the Republican party. • Burke's arrogance seems to typify this government's approach. typified by • This was a study of life in Muncie, Indiana, and typified by an eclecticism of data sources. • Expert systems are typified by logical functions such as rules, concepts, and calculations. • None of the male characters is initially typified by reference to physical characteristics in this way. • And there was the pervading atmosphere of blindness and complacency in Washington, typified by some leading congressional Republicans. • Farmhouse style kitchens are typified by stripped pine, bare brick and perhaps a dresser. • This is typified by the extreme positions of the Black Paperites and the neo-Marxist Freeschoolers and Deschoolers. • Their remarkable development since then is typified by their disappointment at not winning a game they dominated with excellent football. • They always seem to live somewhere in the north as typified by this quotation from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.