Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. epitheton, Gr. , fr. added, fr. to add; 'epi` upon, to + to put, place: cf. F. épithète,. See Do
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. epithetos, added—epi, on, tithenai, to place.
At length Madame de la Tour soothed his mind by lavishing upon him such epithets as were best calculated to revive his hopes.
"Paul and Virginia" by Bernadin de Saint-Pierre
Indeed, the whole room was poetic, Lady Kirkbank declared, and there are many highly praised scenes which less deserve the epithet.
"Phantom Fortune, A Novel" by M. E. Braddon
The "nasty thing" was the mildest of the epithets they applied to the beast.
"The Girl Aviators' Motor Butterfly" by Margaret Burnham
When anything belonging to him is mentioned, the epithet 'golden' is invariably attached to it.
"The World of Waters" by Mrs. David Osborne
The epithet survives in Uttar (north) and Dakhin (south) Rarhi, but has lost its offensive meaning.
"Tales of Bengal" by S. B. Banerjea
This little stream well deserves the epithet of "bonnie," which Burns has given it.
"Letters of a Traveller" by William Cullen Bryant
We all allow this implicitly in the epithets which we apply to different styles.
"Literary and General Lectures and Essays" by Charles Kingsley
There are also some false epithets, as "drop," for run or flow, and "guesses" for conjectures.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
There must be some deadly fascination in the epithet, for no agent can refrain from using it; but what does it mean?
"Punch, Volume 156, January 22, 1919." by Various
He broke into a volley of curses and epithets, reproaching his nephew for his delay.
"The Apartment Next Door" by William Andrew Johnston
Well. Walk on your hands. It's the latest!
And feet are Victorian now;
And even our best and our greatest
Before that dread epithet bow.
"Fashions" by Alfred Noyes
The second earned the name of prig,
The first the epithet of prude;
The third, as merry as a grig,
On melon and on sucking pig
Feasts with the Great White Brotherhood.
"The Disciples" by Aleister Crowley
"Great Mother of great Commonwealths"
Men call our Mother State:
And she so well has earned this name
That she may challenge Fate
To snatch away the epithet
Long given her of "great."
"The Lee Memorial Ode" by James Barron Hope
His passion he could not restrain,
But shouted out, "You're thievish!"
The fox replied, with fine disdain,
"Come, country, don't be peevish."
(Now "country" is an epithet
One can't forgive, nor yet forget.)
"The Ambitious Fox And The Unapproachable Grapes" by Guy Wetmore Carryl
The cable reality-show landscape is crawlin' with them these days, with epithets like "hillbilly" and "redneck" prominently displayed right in the titles.
Teeth, in fact, have been the inspiration for many of Time 's hyphenated epithets.
The letter was far too engaging and literate to deserve the epithet " junk mail ".
A playground for Sp y grads, the section is littered with Spy -like epithets and asides.
Police were called by a woman who said a drunk man stood in the street shouting racial epithets and may have tried to break into her house.
Police officer uttered racial epithet at Red Sox player Carl Crawford.
Leominster police supervisors believe one of their officers directed a racial epithet at Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford this month during a minor-league game in New Hampshire, Interim Police Chief Robert Healey said Wednesday.
A few words on a lost epithet that deserves a resurgence.
John McCain's defenders are blasting a new biography that claims the White House hopeful once hurled the most vile of epithets at his wife, Cindy.
H e supposedly earned about $10 million per year for such delightful entertainment as flinging racist epithets around.
Police are seeking information on the spray painting of racial epithets on a a resident's home - 6:30 pm.
In yeshivas, they are sometimes taunted as "monkeys" or with the Yiddish epithet for blacks.
Time magazine's nine-decade celebration of the Homeric epithet.
Now, free of charge, I can revel in Time 's nine-decade celebration of the Homeric epithet.
In less than a week earlier this month, the stomach-turning epithet for ammonia-treated ground beef filler suddenly became a potent rallying cry by activists fighting to ban the product from supermarket shelves and school lunch trays.
It is entitled The Formal Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity and Einstein thus, for the ﬁrst time, gave the new theory of relativity the epithet ‘general’ in lieu of the more cautious ‘generalized’ that he had used for the Entwurf.
Albert Einstein's 1916 Review Article on General Relativity
More substructure and discontinuities in thick and thin disk kinematics appear in Alcobe and Cubarsi (2005) who used Hipparcos data and came up with an analog of the Titius-Bode law (sending us to our thesauri looking for a suitably innocuous-looking Greek-derived epithet).
Astrophysics in 2006
As always, some brave colleagues have shared their thoughts on highlights of the year and generally provided a nice deragement of epithets.
Astrophysics in 2006
Hence the epithet “unconditional.” Replacing ﬁnite rank operator by compact operators in the approximating sequence, one arrives at the notion of unconditional metric compact approximation property (UMCAP).
Nigel Kalton's work in isometrical Banach space theory
Throughout the paper, we will omit the epithet “mathematical” when speaking about mathematical instantons; we will also say n-instantons to specify the value of c2 , equal to n.
Rationality of instanton moduli