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Word: epithet

Definition: word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing; descriptive phrase to characterize a person (often contemptous)


Sentences Containing 'epithet'

Elizabeth could hardly help laughing at so convenient a proposal; yet was really vexed that her mother should be always giving him such an epithet.
We need hardly say that many of those who gave him this epithet repeated it because they had heard it, and did not even know what it meant.
'I am surprised, Steerforth--although your candour does you honour,' said Mr. Creakle, 'does you honour, certainly--I am surprised, Steerforth, I must say, that you should attach such an epithet to any person employed and paid in Salem House, sir.'
Thus they denote the folly of a servant, an omission of a child, a stone that cuts their feet, a continuance of foul or unseasonable weather, and the like, by adding to each the epithet of _Yahoo_.

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