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Word: corpus

Definition: collection (of writings or information); Ex. the corpus of Shakespear's works; Cf. corpse

Sentences Containing 'corpus'

``It was at Perugia on Corpus Christi Day, in the garden of the Hotel des Postes, when chance brought us together; you, Madame de Villefort, and her son; I now remember having had the honor of meeting you.''
I forgot to say that Chrysostom, who is dead, was a great man for writing verses, so much so that he made carols for Christmas Eve, and plays for Corpus Christi, which the young men of our village acted, and all said they were excellent.

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