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appellation
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • I said, "I had not;" and desired he would explain to me "what he meant by such an appellation, applied to a mortal creature."
  • In talking, they forget the common appellation of things, and the names of persons, even of those who are their nearest friends and relations.
  • But having here accidentally mentioned a minister of state, he commanded me, some time after, to inform him, "what species of Yahoo I particularly meant by that appellation."
  • I expressed my uneasiness at his giving me so often the appellation of Yahoo, an odious animal, for which I had so utter a hatred and contempt: I begged he would forbear applying that word to me, and make the same order in his family and among his friends whom he suffered to see me.
  • Neither has their language any more than a general appellation for those maladies, which is borrowed from the name of the beast, and called hnea-yahoo, or Yahoo’s evil; and the cure prescribed is a mixture of their own dung and urine, forcibly put down the Yahoo’s throat.

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  • Addison peered over his glasses at Enoch and said, "And by what appellation, dare I ask, are you denominated?"
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • In fact, it becomes even more troubling a notion to consider how quickly the memory of the store will fade away, once it reopens as something else, say a bookshop or a beauty salon, and how swiftly, too, the appellation of "Doc Hata" will dwindle and pass from the talk of the town, if it’s not completely gone already.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life

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