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  • adj. Alternative form of epithetic.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • I am neither a breed, nor of the epithetical persuasion you charge me with.

    GoodFather's Notes

  • "The Enthusiast" and "The Pleasures of Melancholy," "in the allegoric, descriptive, alliterative, epithetical, hyperbolical, and diabolical style of our modern ode wrights and monody-mongers," form which I extract

    A History of English Romanticism in the Eighteenth Century

  • Mr. Smouch to produce; for while Sam, anxious to return the compliment, was grinding that gentleman's body against the door-post, the principal crept past, and made his way to the bar, whither Sam, after bandying a few epithetical remarks with Mr. Smouch, followed at once.

    The Pickwick Papers

  • This last push had the effect which it was intended by the experienced Mr. Smouch to produce; for while Sam, anxious to return the compliment, was grinding that gentleman's body against the door-post, the principal crept past, and made his way to the bar, whither Sam, after bandying a few epithetical remarks with Mr. Smouch, followed at once.

    The Pickwick papers

  • I find her noun-y, epithetical, folksy manner of speech condescending to our collective intelligence.

    Austinist

  • Instead: it is "her being," her existence, that is a power in itself: a form of presence needing no epithetical content. [

    Phonemanography: Romantic to Victorian

  • Mr. Smouch to produce; for while Sam, anxious to return the compliment, was grinding that gentleman’s body against the door – post, the principal crept past, and made his way to the bar, whither Sam, after bandying a few epithetical remarks with Mr. Smouch, followed at once.

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club

  • Rob’s post containing the n-word in an epithetical context came in the wake of a trip he took to Jamaica.

    Robert Smith

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