NOTE: implies a whole discourse, not a single sentence
The officials issued a joint statement calling for negotiations.
The witness's statement of the events of that evening did not correspond to John's statement of them.
The candidate will issue an important statement on national television this afternoon.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1
A Cadillac makes a statement about who you are.
His tantrums are a statement of his need for attention.
That low-cut tight-fitting red dress will make quite a statement at work!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4
NOTE: related to Sense 1, but refers to single assertions, declarations, not whole discourse accounts
The guests filed into the dining room after the butler's statement that dinner was now served.
These statements are not testable in principle, and are thus problematic for his theory.
The statement that a Euclidean triangle has 180 degrees is provable by deduction.
We've had enough of Bob's sarcastic statements for one day.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5
I send out the customer's statements on a monthly basis.
Sally waited until she got her bank statement before writing the check.
John's accountant went over the company's financial statements with him.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7
Commentary: STATEMENT[+artifact][+symbolic][+code][+fragment][+functional][+of_program][+computer] (Computer Science) a line of code written as part of a computer
How do you construct an 'if' statement in Perl?
The last statements of the program close external input and output files.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6
Commentary: STATEMENT[+event][+presentation][+of_theme][+musical] the presentation of a musical theme
The composer establishes the symphony's dark mood in the opening statement of the first movement.
Sally dislikes the dissonant statements of modern atonal music.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3