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That may be at least partly apocryphal, but there’s no question that elected officials today can expect less privacy than that enjoyed by politicians in the 1960s.
AS TED CRUZ HAS LEARNED, ONCE YOU STEP INTO THE SPOTLIGHT, YOU CAN’T EASILY STEP OUTPHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It had become an apocryphal tale of sex, violence and the culture of impunity at elite institutions.
HARVARD STUDENTS TOLD A LURID TALE OF MURDER. WAS IT TRUE?MARIN COGANDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Although apocryphal, Sigmund Freud supposedly remarked, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” which was meant to suggest that cigars are not always phallic symbols.
MORE PENISES ARE APPEARING ON TV AND IN FILM – BUT WHY ARE NEARLY ALL OF THEM PROSTHETIC?LGBTQ-EDITOROCTOBER 10, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
This, after a possibly apocryphal story about a man who had a knitting needle unceremoniously stabbed through his penis, preventing both his escape and his avoidance of appearing in a sex column 40 years later.
SEX IS DEAD: DISCUSSEUGENE ROBINSONAUGUST 10, 2020OZY
The apocryphal gospels contain many, and some are preserved by Persian and Arabian poets.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Ice of such thickness on Lake Luna at this early date, however, surprised even that apocryphal person, the oldest inhabitant.
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
It also led to the conception of the marvelous legend of the cross in the apocryphal gospels and ancient traditions.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
These last are of interest as indicating a familiar acquaintance with the apocryphal books in the early centuries.
THE CATACOMBS OF ROMEWILLIAM HENRY WITHROW
Our author cites likewise some of her accusers, and considers most of the current sayings against her as apocryphal.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
For the later period, however, to which Aristides himself belongs, these apocryphal scales are a document of some importance.
THE MODES OF ANCIENT GREEK MUSICDAVID BINNING MONRO
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WORDS RELATED TO APOCRYPHAL

  • allegorical
  • apocryphal
  • created
  • customary
  • doubtful
  • dubious
  • fabled
  • fabricated
  • fabulous
  • fanciful
  • figmental
  • handed-down
  • imaginary
  • imaginative
  • improbable
  • invented
  • mythical
  • mythological
  • related
  • romantic
  • storied
  • told
  • traditional
  • unhistoric
  • unhistorical
  • unreal
  • unverifiable
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