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  • noun Plural form of epigram.


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  • But so it is, even in the briefest and starkest rendering of these epigrams from the Greek the humanism and dignity of the original transfer themselves, making something, if less than verse, yet more than prose; as Byron said of Sheridan's speeches, neither poetry nor oratory, but better than either.

    Toward the Gulf

  • And the endless 'epigrams' - often seemingly just an excuse for the author to show off the arcane medical knowledge he has gleaned from his research, as he crafts obscure metaphors around bodily function at the cellular level - are just excruciatingly crass.

    Danwei - Media, Advertising, and Urban Life in China

  • Colet became More's confessor and Lilly vied with him in translating epigrams from the Greek Anthology into Latin, then joint productions being published in 1518 (Progymnasnata T. More et Gul.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon

  • Less agreeable than the epigrams are the official panegyrics on emperors and their achievements, which unfortunately even the best writers often could not escape composing.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • Each book is divided into chapters which are arranged alphabetically by subject, with the exception of the seventh book, consisting of amatory epigrams, which is not subdivided.

    Select Epigrams from the Greek Anthology

  • Brann's range of literary form was limited by his single avenue of publication through the columns of a one-man paper, and varied from the ten-word epigrams of Salmagundi to the ten-thousand word article or published lecture.

    The Complete Works of Brann the Iconoclast, Volume 1.

  • I could select hundreds of phrases which Mr. Meredith would probably call epigrams, and I would defy anyone to say they were wise, graceful or witty.

    Confessions of a Young Man

  • After these so-called epigrams come fifteen _Sonnets_, eleven of which are easily recognisable amongst the

    A Biography of Edmund Spenser

  • These slips were in folio, and after the rather startling announcement, "Clear the track, the train is coming," gave a choice excerpt from the so-called epigrams woven in Mr. Train's speeches on the female suffrage and kindred topics question.

    Women's Rights

  • His epigrams were the bitterest, the least laboured, and the truest, that ever were written.

    Lectures on the English Poets Delivered at the Surrey Institution


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