# \definelines

## Syntax

 \definelines[...][...=...] [...] name [...=...] see \setuplines

## Description

\definelines[mylines] defines a `\startmylines` environment (equivalent to \startlines) that can be set up with `\setupmylines` (equivalent to \setuplines). An optional second argument allows setups to be passed simultaneously with the definition, instead of via `\setupmylines`.

## Example

```% mode=mkiv

\setuppapersize[A5]
\setupindenting[yes, 1em]
\setupwhitespace[line]

% define, then set up
\definelines[evenly]
\setuplines[evenly][indenting=even]

% define with setup
\definelines[oddly][indenting=odd]

\startevenly
Chivalry, schmivalry!
Roger the thief has a
method he uses for
sneaky attacks:% Comment out last newline
\stopevenly

\startoddly
Folks who are reading are
characteristically
always forgetting to
guard their own bac\unknown% Comment out last newline
\stopoddly
```