What does the word epithet mean?

Usage examples for epithet

  1. A particular incident growing out of this was always associated in Rosalind's mind with an epithet he then applied to Sally for the first time, but which afterwards grew to be habitual with him. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  2. What endeared poor Mrs. Pethel to me was- well, the inevitability of the epithet I give her. – James Pethel by Max Beerbohm
  3. It is the last epithet any one would give my uncle. – Wilfrid Cumbermede by George MacDonald
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