Usage examples for epithet

  1. Let any man, seated beside a girl like Cecilia at starry twilight, find the right epithet for that blush. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  2. Harder still to hear him called Baldwin the Good, when he felt in himself no title whatsoever to that epithet. – Hereward, The Last of the English by Charles Kingsley
  3. For the import of the epithet, see V. iv. – Hellenica by Xenophon
  4. I've known boys who hated the epithet." – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  5. To this the epithet nasty is sometimes added. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  6. They called her again, this time with a yell and an insulting epithet. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  7. Broderick had never drawn to himself the epithet of coward. – Six Feet Four by Jackson Gregory
  8. This I believe to be the literal meaning of the epithet. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton
  9. Not wishing to be left as a wretched harvest on the field, the Romans were about to fly, when they were once more saved by a Mus, who on this occasion will be thought by some to have deserved the epithet of " ridiculus." – The Comic History of Rome by Gilbert Abbott Becket
  10. You've given that- he stopped short of applying any epithet to Latisan- you've given him my order! – Joan of Arc of the North Woods by Holman Day
  11. He coaxed, threatened and applied to them every epithet that he seemed capable of, but all to no purpose. – The Rhode Island Artillery at the First Battle of Bull Run by J. Albert Monroe
  12. Everyone knows that the epithet " defective" does not belong to a single type. – Mentally Defective Children by Alfred Binet Théodore Simon
  13. He had already written that " Scott had, I firmly believe, interpolated hardly a line or even an epithet of his own." – Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy by Andrew Lang
  14. " Excuse me if I find your epithet more amusing than apt," said Wingfold, laughing. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  15. Faversham, prosperous, had been, it seemed to him, a special target for Boden's scorn, expressed with a fine range of revolutionary epithet. – The Mating of Lydia by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  16. The doctor had not heard and was not to hear the epithet that had been applied to his daughter. – The Emigrant Trail by Geraldine Bonner
  17. Cunning she was;- but she did not deserve that the objectionable epithet should be applied to her. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  18. I fully deserved the epithet Travilla once bestowed upon me in his righteous indignation at my cruelty to my gentle, sensitive little girl. – Elsie's Womanhood by Martha Finley
  19. One so often hears the epithet " law- abiding" applied in a complimentary sense; yet, it strikes me, one hardly deserves the compliment, if one does not know what a law is. – The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates by Xenophon