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epithet
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Bleak House
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epithet
Used in
Bleak House
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  • I remonstrated, in allusion to the epithet and the vigorous emphasis Miss Jellyby set upon it.  (not reviewed by editor)

  • …has probably as much to do with these demonstrations as any imbecile intention in the poor old woman, but on the present occasion they are so particularly lively in connexion with the Windsor arm-chair, fellow to that in which Mr. Smallweed is seated, that she only quite desists when her grandchildren have held her down in it, her lord in the meanwhile bestowing upon her, with great volubility, the endearing epithet of "a pig-headed jackdaw," repeated a surprising number of times.  (not reviewed by editor)

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as in: earned the epithet, "The Great"
as in: racial epithet
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