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. 6, in proof of his view, remarking that the apocryphal work is in the Christian catalogue. – The Canon of the Bible by Samuel Davidson
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Under the head of Apocryphal Gospels. – Companion to the Bible by E. P. Barrows
  12. 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
  13. 40 of the apocryphal story. – The Three Additions to Daniel, A Study by William Heaford Daubney
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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