1. constituting or having to do with or suggestive of a literary epic
    epic tradition
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  • His longer poems (miscalled epical) have no more intimate bond of union than their more or less immediate relation to his own personality. Among My Books Second Series
  • Some have theorized that comic books serve the modern function of the epical myth.
  • The climax, the Battle of Little Big Horn, could have been an exciting, even epical, scene, but it was poorly staged.
  • There's a whole range of things that are popular and yet certainly could be seen as fundamentally not right - from the totally trivial to the most epically important.
  • One of the greatest passages in Thomas Hardy's epical poem, The Dynasts, contemplates the effect of Waterloo on the most innocent and unwilling of the battle's participants, the fowl and insects and creatures of the earth who are confused if not slain by the combat around them, below them, above them. GreenCine Daily: PIFF Dispatch. 5.
  • Finally, it is also important to recognize that as literary critics we are invested in believing that ideologies primarily spread through cultures by means of print media, and for many centuries we have deceived ourselves that male-authored, canonical poetry, preferably epical or lyrical, spread those ideologies most effectively. Talking About Virtue: Paisiello's 'Nina,' Paër's 'Agnese,' and the Sentimental Ethos
  • Without doubt, producing such movies of epical dimension entails a lot of capital. Tempers Flare At the 74th Art Stampede
  • But they have no epical integrity; are fragmentary; are not shown in their order to the intellect. An Address
  • Fuel is needed if you want to stay in the air because the Epical engines consume fuel at an alarming rate.
  • One Sunday afternoon a friendly orthoepical difference of this nature arose even as Mrs. Maper sat in her palatial drawing room waiting for callers, and they repaired to the library, Mrs. Maper arguing the point with loud good humour. The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes
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