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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CARPED

Byron sneered and carped at Southey as a "scribbler of all works."

The Citizen carped at the words, pointing out that a buffet was not a blow.

"Reminds me of the providential way that rivers always run past cities, just where they are needed," carped the Colonel.

Perrault, in his Parallel between the ancients and the moderns, carped at Homer in the same spirit that Zoilus had done of old.

As for the cavilling crew who carped at her during her life Mrs. Behn has answered them and she was thoroughly competent so to do.

At the bottom of her heart she despised the other people, who carped and were loud over trifles.

What is excellent should never be carped at nor discussed, but enjoyed and reverentially thought over in silence.

It has been carped at by Christian scribblers, and criticised by superior theologians like Mozley.

Naturally enough, he is carped at and reviled almost as much by his political friends as by his political foes.

No one since has made any great progress in this criticism, though some have carped at these editors for not performing more.

WORD ORIGIN

type of freshwater fish, late 14c., from Old French carpe "carp" (13c.) and directly from Vulgar Latin carpa (source also of Italian carpa, Spanish carpa), from a Germanic source (cf. Middle Dutch carpe, Dutch karper, Old High German karpfo, German Karpfen "carp"); possibly the immediate source is Gothic *karpa. A Danube fish (hence the proposed East Germanic origin of its name), introduced in English ponds 14c. Lithuanian karpis, Russian karp are Germanic loan words.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.