Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as acrostic.

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  • adjective Like an acrostic.

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Examples

  • He is buried in the parish church, and in the north transept is the following acrostical epitaph which he composed for his monument: --

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  • George Leghorn was particularly happy at these pencil games, and to him is due this very clever combination of the lyrical and the acrostical:

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  • The title of the thirty-third has probably been omitted by some copyist; the ninth and tenth in some old Hebrew copies are written as one psalm, and there is an acrostical arrangement which shows that they really belong together.

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  • In proof of his subdued quality, however, under the acrostical tyranny, I quote two little unpublished specimens addressed to the Misses Locke, whom he had never seen.

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  • In proof of his subdued quality, however, under the acrostical tyranny, I quote two little unpublished specimens addressed to the Misses Locke, whom he had never seen.

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  • The book closes with an acrostical poem --- twenty-two verses beginning with the Hebrew letters in the order of the alphabet -- upon "The Virtuous

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