original character


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original character

The initial and/or intended meaning or state of something, especially if it has changed over time. Please be sure to keep the original character of the statement you are paraphrasing. I have to translate this story, and I have no idea if I'm capturing its original character. The renovations were done in keeping with the original character of the building.
See also: character
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Original characters, like Larry Hagman and Charlene Tilton, bring some extra wattage to this remake.
WOW FACTOR The Grade II-listed historic tower in Whittingham, blends original character with new bespoke features
We are taking care not to alter the original character or architectural features of the fort during the restoration process.
LOCATED in the heart of Liverpool's thriving Cavern Quarter, this two bedroom duplex apartment has been thoroughly modernised while retaining many original character features.
After all, the original character was a fascist killing machine.
Canfora is first of all to be congratulated for collecting and publishing the three texts of the controversy together in a single volume, thereby restoring their original character as a unified work.
Font Fusion, which is designed to provide full font fidelity and high-quality typographic output at any resolution while maintaining the integrity of the original character shapes, will be incorporated in Fresco, ANT's web browser for Internet appliances and other networked products.
Amounts distributed as compensation will be trade or business income to a shareholder--employee, while income or loss passed through the corporation retains its original character (for example, the corporation's passive income will remain passive income to the shareholder and will be subject to the passive activity loss rules).
The role of spider-villainess Arachne, original character by the musical's original director Julie Taymor, previously dominated Act II.
The original character is complemented by quality interior fittings.
Maybe they were getting used to film company Eon Productions' James Bond, and forgetting Ian Fleming's original character.
Other Bronx neighborhoods such as the quaint City Island are also being rethought so they can continue to sustain growth while retaining their original character.
Nevertheless, the present temporary exhibition of Braque painting flows seamlessly into related areas of the permanent collections,(3) the museum has been given a new lease of life and the Beaudouins have succeeded in retaining something of the building's original character.
As she states in a brief section of editorial principles (83), "to preserve the original character of humanistic Latin, we have regularized nothing.
Finished to a high standard, it has a contemporary kitchen and bathrooms while retaining original character features such as beams and flagged floors.
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