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noun as in large, scholarly book

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Nonetheless there are some readable and useful tomes that fans of men running around in shorts on a big field will find valuable.

To be sure, “the guilt of the West is beyond anything that has been recorded in films and tomes and painting,” he said.

The 38-year-old Donahue, now single and living in California, is developing three books—two nonfiction tomes and a novel.

A handful of bestsellers are generating a wave of animal books, beyond the usual training tomes and predictable memoirs.

The authors of such tomes, she said, simply try to “get dirt” on their subjects.

They wrote huge tomes, but men have pored over them in every generation.

One thing, however, appears certain, after shaking the dust from ponderous tomes of erudition.

But the great and expensive tomes are seldom thus presented, and the societies can seldom afford to purchase them.

The three first tomes contain the Commentary on the Holy Scriptures.

With a word or two, more vigorous than elegant, he swept the bulky tomes upon the floor, and went in search of Jenkins.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tomes, such as: novel, publication, reference book, textbook, magnum opus, and opus.

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