Striving in every frame for scientific legitimacy, Gilbert opens the film standing on a hilltop addressing the audience.
The great food that summer ended up putting 25 extra pounds on my frame.
The Romney goal, going way back a year or even two, was to frame this election as a referendum on Obama.
She looks out of the frame, her gaze sometimes seeming to meet that of the viewer, other times looking off into the distance.
Public health officials, then as now, had difficulty finding the right way to frame the message.
The thought of her was life and death in his frame, bright heaven and the abyss.
He could not frame the words; it was too much to ask—he must leave it to come from her.
Dr. Wardan liked the frame of the observations, disliked the substance.
Pearce could not frame a reply, at least, satisfactory to himself.
The bracing effect of the sea air was being felt in every fibre of my frame.
Old English framian "to profit, be helpful, avail, benefit," from fram "active, vigorous, bold," originally "going forward," from fram "forward; from" (see from).
Influenced by related Old English fremman "help forward, promote, further, do, perform, accomplish," and by Old Norse fremja "to further, execute." Sense focused in Middle English from "make ready" (mid-13c.) to "prepare timber for building" (late 14c.). Meaning "compose, devise" is first attested 1540s.
The criminal slang sense of "blame an innocent person" (1920s) is probably from earlier sense of "plot in secret" (1900), perhaps ultimately from meaning "fabricate a story with evil intent," first attested 1510s. Related: Framed; framing.
c.1200, "profit, benefit;" mid-13c. "composition, plan," from frame (v.) and from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse frami "advancement"). In late 14c. it also meant "the rack."
Meaning "building" is from early 15c.; that of "border or case for a picture or pane of glass" is from c.1600. The meaning "established order, plan" and that of "human body" are both first recorded 1590s. Of bicycles, from 1871; of motor cars, from 1900. Frame of mind is from 1711. Frame of reference is 1897, from mechanics and graphing; the figurative sense is attested from 1924.
(of buildings), "made of wood," 1790, American English, from frame (n.).
Something composed of parts fitted and joined together.
: I was framed