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Colonel Delafield, or General--no, Field Marshal Delafield, is an officer that might teach"--as Miss Osgood spoke with short interruptions between her epithets, as if in search of proper terms, she dwelt a moment on the last word in such a manner as to give it a particular emphasis--Charlotte started, more perhaps from the manner than the expression, and turning her glowing face towards her friend, she cried involuntarily--
Truly,'' said the knight, ``Holy Clerk of Copmanhurst, men call me in these parts the Black Knight, many, sir, add to it the epithet of Sluggard, whereby I am no way ambitious to be distinguished.
Epithet after epithet was found too weak to convey to those who have not visited the intertropical regions, the sensation of delight which the mind experiences.
Yes, novels; for I will not adopt that ungenerous and impolitic custom so common with novel-writers, of degrading by their contemptuous censure the very performances, to the number of which they are themselves adding -- joining with their greatest enemies in bestowing the harshest epithets on such works, and scarcely ever permitting them to be read by their own heroine, who, if she accidentally take up a novel, is sure to turn over its insipid pages with disgust.
I hesitate not to submit it to the decision of any candid and honest adversary of the proposed government, whether language can furnish epithets of too much asperity, for so shameless and so prostitute an attempt to impose on the citizens of America.
This cold officer upon a monument, who dropped epithets unconcernedly down, would be finer as a dead man, he thought.
And as I departed, he went on cursing and abusing my faithful friend and servant with epithets I will not defile this paper with repeating.
She accused me of calling enemies names (but) that is an appropriate epithet for her.
The specific epithet refers to the tooth-like lobes on the labellum.
Epithet means "abusive names or funny names "- some examples are chicken pox, tomato, potato, icecream etc.
The nineteenth-century critic Ruskin praised the poet for his sensitivity in giving the earth the epithet ' life-giving" at the moment when ii is being described as the covering of the dead.
Adam Croom (2008) has also discussed epithets before in prior work, through a consideration of a paradigmatic racial epithet directed towards Native Americans, but then moved on in subsequent work to focus on developing a more nuanced account of paradigmatic slurring terms instead (Croom 2010; Croom 2011; Croom 2012; Croom 2013; Croom 2014a; Croom 2014b; Croom under review).