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  • The Doctor wheeled slowly round in his chair, with a smile that seemed to accuse her of an epigram; but extremes meet, and Catherine had not intended one.
  • To her father, it must be admitted, this seemed only another epigram; and as obstinacy, in unaccomplished minds, does not usually select such a mode of expression, he was the more surprised at this wanton play of a fixed idea.
  • Lavinia simpered, as if this might not be quite enough, and Catherine, with her forehead touching the window-panes, listened to this exchange of epigrams as reservedly as if they had not each been a pin-prick in her own destiny.

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  • It was dull, rambling, and full of those go-go-get-’emget-’em epigrams concerning the critical need for every human being to live up to his highest potential and to squeeze every possible morsel of knowledge from the textbook.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • This isn’t just an epigram — life is much more successfully looked at from a single window, after all.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby

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