Thesaurus / poetic license
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This is a poetic license; many a plague found mediæval London abominably dirty!

By poetic license, quite pardonable when assumed by Austin Dobson or by Praed, we speak of the leisure of the eighteenth century.

LondonWalter Besant

There is no poetic license, no picturesque exaggeration in this statement.

Gairloch In North-West Ross-ShireJohn H. Dixon, F.S.A. Scot

Noise, unearthly noise, was the poetic license allowed the occupants of these cells.

A Mind That Found ItselfClifford Whittingham Beers

I have taken very little "poetic license" with their traditions; none, whatever, with their customs and superstitions.

Legends of the NorthwestHanford Lennox Gordon

He then proceeds to treat of quantity and measure in French, of feet and verse, and of figures and poetic license.

The reduplicated form of the name, Mimixcoatl, is not found elsewhere, and appears to be a poetic license.

It was not a very manly thing to do, but Mr. Wordsley was exercising his poetic license.

The MaroonerCharles A. Stearns

Paul himself justifies the poetic license, when he says, "Covet earnestly the best gifts."

The supposition that the eye of the eagle is green must be regarded as a poetic license.

The Ornithology of ShakespeareJames Edmund Harting

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