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But such an epithet will not long apply to our favourite town.

As we go swiftly on we realize the appropriateness of the epithet ever applied to the Rhne.

Alderling repeated in a tone of amaze at the inadequacy of my epithet.

The epithet "hugged in," which Hetty had used, was the very phrase to best convey it.

These persons she stigmatizes with the epithet of tideless-blooded.

But to come to the purpose: I have given you my name, but what epithet shall I add?

I echoed, wishing to rebuke this violence of epithet, but she would have none of me.

The Turkish epithet of the gate 'Aya,' Holy, is thus explained.

“Bloody blighters,” she said, and for once the epithet was appropriate enough.

It was very hard for him not to add an epithet; but he did escape that peril.

WORD ORIGIN

1570s, "descriptive name for a person or thing," from Middle French épithète or directly from Latin epitheton, from Greek epitheton "something added," adjective often used as noun, from neuter of epithetos "attributed, added," from epitithenai "to add on," from epi "in addition" (see epi-) + tithenai "to put" (see factitious).

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