chapter and verse love

chapter and verse


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Full, detailed information on a subject or issue: recited the client's complaints by chapter and verse.
  • n. Bible A specific passage.


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  • It would be a tedious work of supererogation to follow him chapter and verse through all his unerring inaccuracies and flagrant incomprehensions, as he delineates her slow/[Page xliv]/martyrdom by incessant stabs in non-vital places, inflicted by her maleficent and heedless helpmate.

    New Letters and Memorials of Jane Welsh Carlyle

  • He produced chapter and verse in support of this last statement, and Mrs Bradley cackled.

    The Rising of the Moon

  • She preferred CNN, but they had passed the morning's event off in sixty seconds at the top of the hour and were now giving chapter and verse about a prayer meeting the president had presumed to intermix with international politics.

    Fault Line

  • Because the first thing Beck asked me this morning was chapter and verse about the Uzis.


  • 'The words of King Lemuel' (she could cite chapter and verse as well as her husband).

    Tess of the d'Urbervilles


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