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epithet
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The Mill on the Floss
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  • Philip in his happier moods indulged Tom to the top of his bent, heightening the crash and bang and fury of every fight with all the artillery of epithets and similes at his command.

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as in: racial epithet Define
an insulting or abusive word or phrase
as in: earned the epithet, "The Great" Define
a descriptor added to a person's name -- as in Alexander The Great or: a phrase used in place of a name or word -- such as:
  • The Big Apple for New York
  • The Great Emancipator for Abraham Lincoln
  • man's best friend for dog

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