Usage examples for characteristic

  1. The minuteness of this bookkeeping is characteristic.  An American at Oxford by John Corbin
  2. We may note Joseph's immediate entrance upon office and his characteristic energy in it.  Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  3. His way in this matter, as in everything else, was characteristic.  A Bird-Lover in the West by Olive Thorne Miller Harriet Mann Miller
  4. Unchangedly he looked up and observed the young girl, each characteristic movement, the incessantly changing expression of her face, on which light and shade seemed to chase each other.  Boris Lensky by Ossip Schubin