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noun as in large, scholarly book

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The experience of watching a TV show will never feel quite the same as losing yourself, for weeks, in a fat, historical tome.

From Time

After all, by living an ill-charted, almost mythical life full of anecdote and folk wisdom, Paige actually may have increased the durability and weight of his chapter in the sport's tome.

His hefty, demanding tome emphasizes the effects of changing circumstances that pivoted both Stalin and Russia into a vortex of revolution and civil war.

The company’s bible for remote work, a 7,000-page digital tome called the GitLab Team Handbook, is freely available on its website.

From Fortune

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century was a big hit in China, as 700-page tomes on economic theory go.

From Quartz

When I see Oliona back at her flat she brings out a tome of Pushkin.

The 468-page tome purports to be a definitive account of the comedian's life and career.

He had some help, too—the entire cast and crew of The Princess Bride contributed cherished memories to the tome.

David Foster Wallace even named a chapter in his tome Brief Interviews with Hideous Men “Signifying Nothing.”

Franco optioned the tome back in March 2011, and will star and direct the flick.

They presented to the amused officer an enormous MS. tome of Church services!

It was translated into Latin by Theodorus Schrivelius, and printed in the third tome of his theological works.

When they rested in a tree on the other shore, Chow Soo Tome crept from under the wing and climbed down the tree.

The ape pitied him and sought to aid him, and what food he had or found he shared with Chow Soo Tome gladly.

Through forest, over mountains and across plains toiled Chow Soo Tome patiently.


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On this page you'll find 17 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tome, such as: magnum opus, novel, opus, publication, reference book, and textbook.

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