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Quotes of apocryphal

  1. The story about me, apocryphal or not, is that I could sing before I spoke. My parents went into bedroom one day and there I was standing in the crib singing God Bless America. – Linda Lavin

Usage examples for apocryphal

  1. They are called Apocryphal for the reason that while they are usually bound up with the Bible, yet they are not regarded as canonical. – The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia by William James Miller
  2. There can be no longer any doubt of the story of Beatrice; but the sonnet and the passion must be " classed among curious natural phenomena," or how far apocryphal remains for future inquiry. – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  3. Amusing anecdotes, some true and many apocryphal were handed down in College from class to class, and, so far from being yet forgotten, they are rather on the increase. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  4. The story is an old one, and very likely apocryphal but it is not without its lesson to us in the present connection. – Craftsmanship in Teaching by William Chandler Bagley
  5. As the port circulated the runs became longer and more apocryphal until we had the whips inquiring their way and failing to understand the dialect of the people who answered them. – The Green Flag by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. What he adds in the way of narrative is so meagre in amount, and so manifestly inferior and apocryphal in character, as to prove the extreme poverty of his resources of oral tradition of this type. – The Making of the New Testament by Benjamin W. Bacon
  7. A Petition has been set on foot by the Jesuits, and hawked about with the Pope's approval, proposing that the bodily Assumption of the Mother of the Lord should be made an article of faith, and all who henceforth doubt of it, or point to the notorious origin of the notion from apocryphal writings, be anathematized. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  8. The incident, apocryphal perhaps, which led to his mission, is at least interesting. – In the Border Country by W. S. (William Shillinglaw) Crockett
  9. The marriage was to make no change in their place of residence; they had been able to extend it, by taking to themselves the upper rooms formerly belonging to the apocryphal invisible lodger, and they desired nothing more. – A Tale of Two Cities A Story of the French Revolution by Charles Dickens
  10. Under the head of Apocryphal Gospels. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  11. 40 of the apocryphal story. – The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study by William Heaford Daubney
  12. Likewise, the true writings of the apostles used to be so bound up in one volume with the apocryphal that it was not manifest by any mark of public censure which of them should be preferred to the other. – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  13. All kinds of stories, some apocryphal some having a basis of truth, some authentic, went the round of the little place. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  14. 37. 2105 For the apocryphal accounts, v. – Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius by Samuel Dill
  15. The story, as they tell it, is probably apocryphal in most of its details, but it is less improbable, at worst, than is the story of the foundation and early history of Rome. – Red Eagle and the Wars With the Creek Indians of Alabama. by George Cary Eggleston
  16. The Traditional and Legendary scenes are those taken from the apocryphal Scriptures, some of which have existed from the third century. – Legends of the Madonna by Mrs. Jameson
  17. I believe this to be wholly apocryphal for reasons which will presently be offered. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  18. His revenge against the Advocate for helping him out of his dilemma, and for subsequently advancing his son Francis in a brilliant diplomatic career, seems to have been- when the clouds were thickening and every man's hand was against the fallen statesman- to insinuate that he was the anonymous personage who had accepted the apocryphal draft for 100, 000 ducats. – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  19. Jerome, notwithstanding this, and that he applauded it in his catalogue of writers, in his comments upon it afterwards, terms it apocryphal and foolish. – The Forbidden Gospels and Epistles, Complete by Archbishop Wake
  20. 6, in proof of his view, remarking that the apocryphal work is in the Christian catalogue. – The Canon of the Bible by Samuel Davidson