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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
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Do not confuse this with "Appalachian" (in reference to the Appalachian Mountain region of the United States).
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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
  • The lake makes it windy, hence its appellation: the Windy City.
    Christina Baker Kline  --  Orphan Train
  • A man who bears the idiotic appellation Tyrone.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses

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  • It is with an effort that I recall the figures and appellations of these few.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Why, he was so called as truly as I myself bore the appellation of Gaspard Caderousse; but tell me, I pray, what has become of poor Edmond?
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But however this action of our men might seem to them justifiable, yet I always openly condemned it with the appellation, of the Massacre of Madagascar.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • And so the appellation must at last have come to be bestowed upon the whale from which this spermaceti was really derived.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Moreover, this appellation pleased him.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • How can she find any appellation for them, deep enough in familiar vulgarity?
    Jane Austen  --  Emma

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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."
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Or Maggie, who had first suggestedthe doctor –an appellation that filled me with instinctive, nauseated dread–but who seemed more worried about cruelty than her brother?
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • His surname was Cruncher, and on the youthful occasion of his renouncing by proxy the works of darkness, in the easterly parish church of Hounsditch, he had received the added appellation of Jerry.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • The appellation "children" stung, though Clary was aware that as far as Shadowhunters were concerned, everyone under eighteen was a child and subject to different rules.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • "Le Renard Subtil does not eat," he said, using the appellation he had found most flattering to the vanity of the Indian.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Last of the Mohicans
  • What’s your name now, — P?’ said my aunt, as a compromise for the obnoxious appellation.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Even if Pierre were not a Frenchman, having once received that loftiest of human appellations he could not renounce it, said the officer’s look and tone.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • All adults had to be addressed as Mister, Missus, Miss, Auntie, Cousin, Unk, Uncle, Buhbah, Sister, Brother and a thousand other appellations indicating familial relationship and the lowliness of the addressor.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • In the navy he was popularly known by the appellation—Starry Vere.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • The appellation was not flattering, but not unmerited.
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • I did not know whether to resent this language or pursue my explanation; but he seemed so powerfully affected that I took pity and proceeded with my dreams; affirming I had never heard the appellation of ’Catherine Linton’ before, but reading it often over produced an impression which personified itself when I had no longer my imagination under control.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • Even the appellation "House of Usher" suggests European monarchy and aristocracy—the Houses of Bourbon or Hanover, for instance—rather than an American place or family.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The ponderous pundit, Hugh MacHugh, Dublin’s most brilliant scribe and editor and that minstrel boy of the wild wet west who is known by the euphonious appellation of the O’Madden Burke.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Pyncheon Street formerly bore the humbler appellation of Maule’s Lane, from the name of the original occupant of the soil, before whose cottage-door it was a cow-path.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Nevyedovsky affected to be not merely indifferent but scornful of this appellation, but it was obvious that he was highly delighted, and had to keep a curb on himself not to betray the triumph which was unsuitable to their new liberal tone.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina
  • Ang Dorje a very common Sherpa appellation; the fact that each of these names was shared by two or more Sherpas on Everest in 1996 was a source of occasional confusion.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • …the long lapse of centuries, might have exercised upon the other—it was this deficiency, perhaps, of collateral issue, and the consequent undeviating transmission, from sire to son, of the patrimony with the name, which had, at length, so identified the two as to merge the original title of the estate in the quaint and equivocal appellation of the "House of Usher"—an appellation which seemed to include, in the minds of the peasantry who used it, both the family and the family mansion.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Fall of the House of Usher
  • His parents bestowed the appellation "Bozorg" on him, hoping that he would grow to deserve this term applied to one who is great, worthy, and honorable.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter
  • His name was originally Muntle; but it had been converted, by an easy transition, into Mantalini: the lady rightly considering that an English appellation would be of serious injury to the business.
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • "—"If you mean Mr Allworthy," answered Thwackum, "I think you might rather give him the appellation of your friend; for he seems to me to have deserved that title.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • Since then the appellation which I had thought to reserve to the horizons and landscapes of a merely realistic dream-country, has become more and more popular as a practical definition; and the dream-country has, by degrees, solidified into a utilitarian region which people can go to, take a house in, and write to the papers from.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Hetty could not pronounce the Indian name of her new friend, but having heard Deerslayer give her this familiar appellation, she used it without any of the ceremony of civilized life—"I’m afraid Hist, he has come after scalps, as well as my poor father and Hurry Harry."
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • Which there is nothing derogatory, but far from it in the appellation," says Mr. Snagsby, breaking off with a mistrust that he may have unpolitely asserted a kind of proprietorship in Mr. Weevle, "because I have known writers that have gone into brewers’ houses and done really very respectable indeed.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • The fair page now lying before me need not be sullied with my real appellation.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  William Wilson
  • The ice once broken in this manner, Elnathan was greeted from every mouth with his official appellation.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • The lower the calling is, and the more remote from learning, the more pompous and erudite is its appellation.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • Poland, which is a mixture of aristocracy and of monarchy in their worst forms, has been dignified with the same appellation.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers
  • When Senator Ellsworth observed how very ordinary the mere appellation of President sounded, Adams immediately concurred from the Chair.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • Whatever opinions Lee had of Washington, he kept to himself, except to remark that he thought the appellation "Excellency" perfectly absurd.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • The name of American, which belongs to you in your national capacity, must always exalt the just pride of patriotism more than any appellation derived from local discriminations.
    George Washington  --  Washington’s Farewell Address
  • This tenderness turned very often into a positive heart-ache; a sign in which, certainly, Newman ought to have read the appellation which science has conferred upon his sentiment.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • If they ever named a town /Jesus/ the name has been obliterated by Anglo-Saxon prudery; even their use of the name as a personal appellation violates American notions of the fitting.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Was called the same, without the appellation of the native chief.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • As I imagined, the ship proves to be in a current; if that appellation can properly be given to a tide which, howling and shrieking by the white ice, thunders on to the southward with a velocity like the headlong dashing of a cataract.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  MS. Found in a Bottle
  • Despite his presence of mind, however, the speech of Mr F.’s Aunt produced a depressing effect on the little assembly; firstly, because it was impossible to disguise that Clennam’s unoffending head was the particular temple of reason depreciated; and secondly, because nobody ever knew on these occasions whose Uncle George was referred to, or what spectral presence might be invoked under that appellation.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • Timothy’s Bess, though retaining her maiden appellation among her familiars, had long been the wife of Sandy Jim, and possessed a handsome set of matronly jewels, of which it is enough to mention the heavy baby she was rocking in her arms, and the sturdy fellow of five in knee-breeches, and red legs, who had a rusty milk-can round his neck by way of drum, and was very carefully avoided by Chad’s small terrier.
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • "Yes," I replied, "my right to that appellation is indubitable.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Celestial Railroad
  • By this imposition of Names, some of larger, some of stricter signification, we turn the reckoning of the consequences of things imagined in the mind, into a reckoning of the consequences of Appellations.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • Let us explain whence this appellation was derived.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • I shall enumerate them by their fore-castle appellations; for possibly such a list may be valuable to future investigators, who may complete what I have here but begun.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
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