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epic
used in White Noise

7 uses
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Definition
something that is outstanding — especially a literary work that is long and heroic
  • I want to believe he lay in his tent, wrapped in animal skins, as in some internationally financed movie epic, and said brave cruel things to his aides and retainers.
    1 — Waves and Radiation (93% in)
  • This consisted of propaganda films, scenes shot at party congresses, outtakes from mystical epics featuring parades of gymnasts and mountaineers—a collection I'd edited into an impressionistic eighty-minute documentary.
    1 — Waves and Radiation (21% in)
  • There was an epic quality about them that made me wonder for the first time at the scope of our predicament.
    2 — The Airborne Toxic Event (23% in)
  • What an epic force he must have seemed to her, taking shape in her kitchen this way, a parent, a father with all the grist of years on him, the whole dense history of associations and connections, come to remind her who she was, to remove her disguise, grab hold of her maundering life for a time, without warning.
    3 — Dylarama (49% in)
  • Helpless and fearful people are drawn to magical figures, mythic figures, epic men who intimidate and darkly loom.
    3 — Dylarama (75% in)
  • There was a spaciousness to this moment, an epic pity and compassion.
    3 — Dylarama (93% in)
  • Why shouldn't we all meet, as in some epic of protean gods and ordinary people, aloft, well-formed, shining?
    3 — Dylarama (94% in)

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