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  • Certainly St. Basil saw no reason to congratulate the Westerns on their "Coryphaeus," so far as intelligent interest in the East was involved.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • "Without a comprehensive plan that also addresses managing risks and mitigating against potential problems, tens of millions of consumers could be adversely affected and this important transition put needlessly in jeopardy," said Democratic Rep. Edward Markey, of Massachusetts, the Coryphaeus of this Modern Greek Tragedy.

    The End of Analog Television Redux: Shelly Palmer Report

  • Mrs. Smith threw in her sentiments between the acts, as Coryphaeus of the tragedy, to make the description complete.

    A Pair of Blue Eyes

  • ‘Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing’ had been lengthily discoursed upon that morning by the Coryphaeus of popular opinion; and the spirit having once been poured out sons and daughters could prophesy.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • But d'you suppose they listen to me when I tell 'em so, when I point out the consequences, the consequences to the public purse, when I recommend 'em to read Coryphaeus?

    The Voyage Out

  • Apart from the common document, I should like to have written to their Coryphaeus -- nothing, indeed, about ecclesiastical affairs except gently to suggest that they know nothing of what is going on here, and will not accept the only means whereby they might learn it.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Coryphaeus, as we know on personal evidence, of the Arian ring.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • For it so to abide were as likely as that an army should maintain its discipline in the absence of its commander, or a chorus its harmony without the guidance of the Coryphaeus.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • 'Farewell, thou art too dear for my possessing' had been lengthily discoursed upon that morning by the Coryphaeus of popular opinion; and the spirit having once been poured out sons and daughters could prophesy.

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • One of his tutors, however, in a religious argument found himself so incompetent to defend the Catholic church, that in his anger he exclaimed, "You will become the Coryphaeus of Deism."

    Paris: With Pen and Pencil Its People and Literature, Its Life and Business

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