apocrypha

Part of speech: noun

Books of disputed authority, included by some in the Old Testament Scriptures.

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Usage examples "apocrypha":

  1. May it not be possible, allowing these authors not to have written a sentence of apocrypha, that the fault lies not so much in human nature as in the satellites of Power breathing their corrupt atmosphere? - "Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3)", Isaac D'Israeli.
  2. The fish seemed as terrible and dangerous to me as to Tobit, in the Apocrypha, did that ferocious half- pounder which he carries on a string in the early Italian pictures. - "Angling Sketches", Andrew Lang.
  3. An illustrated Bible, with a wonderful Apocrypha, was flanked on one side by Volney's Ruins of Empire and on the other by Paine's Age of Reason, for the collector of the books had been a man of catholic taste as well as of inquiring mind, and no one who could have criticised his reading ever penetrated behind the cedar hedge. - "The House Behind the Cedars", Charles W. Chesnutt.