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synonyms for tomes

  • magnum opus
  • novel
  • opus
  • publication
  • reference book
  • textbook
  • classic
  • schoolbook
  • title
  • volume
  • work
  • writing
  • great work
  • tradebook
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They wrote huge tomes, but men have pored over them in every generation.
OLD-TIME MAKERS OF MEDICINEJAMES J. WALSH
One thing, however, appears certain, after shaking the dust from ponderous tomes of erudition.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
But the great and expensive tomes are seldom thus presented, and the societies can seldom afford to purchase them.
APPLETONS' POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY, JULY 1899VARIOUS
The three first tomes contain the Commentary on the Holy Scriptures.
THE LIFE OF THE TRULY EMINENT AND LEARNED HUGO GROTIUSJEAN LVESQUE DE BURIGNY
With a word or two, more vigorous than elegant, he swept the bulky tomes upon the floor, and went in search of Jenkins.
THIRTYHOWARD VINCENT O'BRIEN
How fortunate for his countryman, Dr. Robinson, that he had never heard of his three learned tomes on the same subject!
LANDS OF THE SLAVE AND THE FREEHENRY A. MURRAY
I have known heavier books than that to be worked through on patrol—even to weighty tomes on Constitutional History.
THE STORY OF OUR SUBMARINESJOHN GRAHAM BOWER
Love is neither fickle, capricious nor sly, notwithstanding tomes of seeming evidence to the contrary.
SEX=THE UNKNOWN QUANTITYALI NOMAD
To explain the history and to elucidate the character of this composite people great tomes have been written.
THE ADVENTURES OF HAJJI BABA OF ISPAHANJAMES MORIER
Thus it was arranged; but the researches among the tomes were not prolonged to the extent that Louis had suggested.
TWO ON A TOWERTHOMAS HARDY
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