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epigram

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Definition a witty saying
  • In the society in which she lived such plain statements produced the effect of the wittiest epigram.
    Tolstoy, Leo  --  Anna Karenina
  • But what will the Chief do at Birmingham without the epigrams whispered to him by his brilliant secretary?
    Chesterton, Gilbert K.  --  The Man Who Knew Too Much
  • Few of the poems extend beyond fifteen or twenty lines in length, and many are mere epigrams of four lines or even two.
    Fletcher, Robert Huntington  --  A History of English Literature
  • Dost thou think I care for a satire or an epigram?
    William Shakespeare  --  Much Ado About Nothing
  • Sometimes the doctor made philosophic epigrams.
    Sherwood Anderson  --  Winesburg, Ohio
  • But the old lady, with the serenity of supreme power, let her son make her epigrams for her.
    Henry James  --  The American
  • Stephen had fallen by mistake into his habit of playful appeal to Maggie, and she could not repress the answering flush and epigram.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The epigram was widely reported.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The epigram, with its faint whiff of the eighties, meant nothing.
    E.M. Forster  --  Howards End
  • "Like her rivals," said Mr. Sillerton Jackson, with the air of producing an epigram.
    Edith Wharton  --  The Age of Innocence
  • "With Italy and with you," said Mr. Goodwood with gloomy plainness and no appearance of trying to make an epigram.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • They'd invited me, and first of all I began quoting epigrams.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • Reciting Latin epigrams to business majors in a place called Paradise Valley.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • She missed Cecil's epigram, but grasped the feeling that prompted it.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Room With A View
  • You cut life to pieces with your epigrams.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • A manipulator, an orator, a writer of bills and crafty epigrams.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "Yes, ultimately," said Mrs. Garth, who having a special dislike to fine words on ugly occasions, could not now repress an epigram.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But the epigram would be as good if Tolstoy's name were put in place of mine and D'Annunzio's in place of Tolstoy.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Mrs. Warren's Profession
  • He quoted to Philip the exquisite epigram: "They told me, Herakleitus, they told me you were dead.'
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • In the society in which she lived such plain statements produced the effect of the wittiest epigram.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  Anna Karenina

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