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It was only when I left home that I realized how unusual it was to have a mother and grandmother who tossed off perfect pies the way some people drop witty epigrams — and how borderline miraculous their pie crusts were.
AMERICA FORGOT HOW TO MAKE PROPER PIE. CAN WE REMEMBER BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE?MEGAN MCARDLEJULY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
"And she would sacrifice Him and all his archangels to an epigram," thought Isabel, who was somewhat shocked.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
"I wonder if she has ever tried to condense rudeness into an epigram," said Isabel viciously, pausing in her narrative.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
Page after page—full of caustic satire, humorous sally and profound epigram—fairly bristles with merriment.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
One should delight in truth; I do delight in epigram; there seems little chance for choice here.
MRS. FALCHION, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Then he smiled grimly, thinking of Voltaire's cruel epigram—that "letters addressed to posterity seldom reach their destination!"
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
Paragraphs sometimes close with a shorter statement of the proposition, a sort of aphorism or epigram.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER
A war is undertaken for an epigram or a distich, as in Europe for a duchy.
RUBIYT OF OMAR KHAYYM AND SALMN AND ABSLOMAR KHAYYM AND RALPH WALDO EMERSON
I asked him to be more explicit, and he amplified his epigram into: "Pekingese."
A BOSWELL OF BAGHDADE. V. LUCAS
If he had but the gift of epigram he might escape from his tormentors.
THE CONTEMPORARY REVIEW, JANUARY 1883VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO EPIGRAM

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  • aphorism
  • apophthegm
  • axiom
  • byword
  • catch phrase
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  • folk wisdom
  • gnome
  • maxim
  • moral
  • motto
  • platitude
  • precept
  • repartee
  • saying
  • text
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