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  • n. Plural form of epigramme.

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Examples

  • Nay, I am not sure but that, according to all the rules of gallantry, you are obliged to overturn her on purpose; in the first place, for the chance of seeing her backside; in the next, for the sake of the contrition and concern which it would give you an opportunity of showing; and, lastly, upon account of all the gentillesses et epigrammes, which it would naturally suggest.

    Letters to his son on The Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman

  • He adds another thing which is more in your way, namely, that a former possessor of the copy of the work then before him had expressed his sense of the value of these "epigrammes dévotes" in the following

    Notes and Queries, Number 04, November 24, 1849

  • That extraordinary man could do nothing on which his talent was not marked; but his letters are epigrammes -- all is sacrificed to point, and all is written for the salons of Paris.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine — Volume 55, No. 340, February, 1844

  • Nay, I am not sure but that, according to all the rules of gallantry, you are obliged to overturn her on purpose; in the first place, for the chance of seeing her backside; in the next, for the sake of the contrition and concern which it would give you an opportunity of showing; and, lastly, upon account of all the 'gentillesses et epigrammes', which it would naturally suggest.

    Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman, 1753-54

  • "Not all of them will appreciate -- what was that you gave us in Paris? epigrammes of lamb, the cutlets dipped in chicken stock and fried.

    Masters of the Guild

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