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compendium
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Definition a list of items or a collection — especially a publication containing a variety of works

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a concise but comprehensive summary of a subject area
  • ...Richard Rorty is correct that "moral progress is a matter of wider and wider sympathy. It is not a matter of rising above the sentimental to the rational"... For aid in developing these capacities Rorty looks to literature, to him a compendium of images and narratives designed to widen our sympathies by moving us.
    Richard A. Posner
  • RegretTheError.com publishes a regularly updated compendium of mistakes reported in the news media.
  • compendium = a list of items or a collection
  • The book is called A Concise Compendium of Clinical Pathology.
  • At Rowan, every student receives a book, a compendium detailing the habits and behaviors of known enemies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • In a burst of self-directed fury, he threw the Compendium across the room with all the force he could muster.
    Heather Brewer  --  Tenth Grade Bleeds
  • A Compendium of Common Curses and their Counter-Actions... The Dark Arts Outsmarted... Self-Defensive Spellwork... wow...
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Tactics assignments would be taken from the Rowan Compendium of Known.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Although it was hardly an original idea, he had not appreciated the value of such a compendium until very recently.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Inheritance
  • Aglaya's husband was to be a compendium of all the virtues, and of all success, not to speak of fabulous wealth.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Idiot
  • He went to his bookcase to retrieve his Rowan Compendium of Known Enemies.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I have searched in vain at the book-sellers for "How to Learn American in Three Weeks" or some similar compendium.
    Henry L. Mencken  --  The American Language
  • Few, however, were able to acquire a compendium, for they were exceedingly rare and those who already owned them almost never parted with them willingly.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • There was an advertisement for Hermes Delivery Service, and another for the All-New Compendium of L.A. Area Monsters-"The only Monstrous Yellow Pages you'll ever need!
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lightning Thief
  • The Jade Compendium.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Feast For Crows
  • The Jade Compendium.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • There were also whispered stories of a terrible book, a compendium of all the heresies, of which Goldstein was the author and which circulated clandestinely here and there.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • The countless stories Homer's audiences knew came from all over the Greek world and were not consolidated in a single, consistent, and authoritative mythological compendium.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • NEVER SURPASSED COMPENDIUM OF ART TRANSFORMATION FROM TIME INTO SPACE BY MEANS OF MUSIC LAUGHING TEARS CABINET OF HUMOR SOLITUDE MADE EASY COMPLETE SUBSTITUTE FOR ALL FORMS OF SOCIABILITY.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • She now seemed inclined to take a purely critical view of Madame de Cintre, and wished to have it understood that she did not in the least answer for her being a compendium of all the virtues.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Fernanda was scandalized that she did not understand the relationship of Catholicism with life but only its relationship with death, as if it were not a religion but a compendium of funeral conventions.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude

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