from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. written in the form of or carried on by letters or correspondence


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  • The RPI index is running at 4.8% and CPI? the measure targeted by the Bank? at 3.1%, forcing governor Mervyn King to put pen to paper for the third time this year to explain to the chancellor why he has missed his 2% goal; it is turning into an epistolatory bad habit.

    Bank of England policymaker turns gloom merchant

  • In the literary genre, Sutherland recommends the Screwtape Letters, CS Lewis's epistolatory novel of Christian apologetics; Letters to my Torturer, Iranian journalist Houshang Asadi's searing memoir of his 682 days in solitary confinement written in the form of letters to Brother Hamid, his torturer; and the remarkable website Letter to my Abuser, on which women can publish letters to their abusers.

    Gordon Ramsay: 'Dear Mother-in-law'

  • As for Rome and Greece, philosophy is not ancient in those places as their original sciences were rhetoric, epistolatory and poetry ¦ until Abraham became a prophet and he taught them the science of divine unity.

    Mulla Sadra

  • Caudwell is a literary writer, as her elaborately classical titles might suggest; intertextual knowledge plays a key role in practically all of the books; and she revels in the epistolatory form almost as much as she loves a good last will and testament.

    Yatima » 2008 » April

  • Right now I'm trying to figure out the order of things - there's three main POVs, one of whom is confined to epistolatory style, and then a lot of one-shot material, like a brief excerpt from a play and a listing of the best chal-shops in Tabat, and I'm not sure where many bits should go.

    Cat Rambo

  • His Lordship's reaction was immediate and emphatic; he wrote "declining to enter into epistolatory communication with Waiters at Lloyd's Coffee House".

    Lloyd's Of London

  • Perhaps no one operation of frequent recurrence and absolute necessity involves so much mental pain and imaginative uneasiness as the reduction of thoughts to paper, for the furtherance of epistolatory correspondence.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 1, October 16, 1841

  • The others knew, for father, with enormous pride at his wonderful epistolatory style in his voice, was heard reading the letter to them.

    This Freedom

  • He was taken entirely into her confidence, as will presently be seen, and she even called him in to assist her when she was conducting an elaborate and stilted epistolatory flirtation with Lord Peterborough.

    Life And Letters Of John Gay (1685-1732)

  • The picturesque Uruj was painted by Velasquez; the other entertained a polite epistolatory correspondence with Aretino, and died, to his regret, "like a coward" in bed.

    Old Calabria


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