epigraph

[ UK /ˈɛpɪɡɹˌæf/ ]
NOUN
  1. a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  2. an engraved inscription
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How To Use epigraph In A Sentence

  • An epigraph typically functions as a rebus for an essay, providing a gloss or indicating the author's approach.
  • The science of 'epigraphy' is an old one. The Times Literary Supplement
  • The epigraph, a quotation from Dante, further obscures the atmosphere.
  • But I find it hard to make a judgment one way or the other, because the Pastoral Epistles are widely accepted as being pseudepigraphical, and yet I find it hard to imagine someone who idolizes Paul enough to write in his name penning 1 Timothy 1:15. Review of Doubting Jesus' Resurrection
  • In his vision of the future, epigraphists - archaeologists who study inscriptions - will rely instead on digital cameras, specialized computer software, and their dexterity with a mouse.
  • Now the general issue about whether rich countries should do this is a complex one; but the issue raised by one of the epigraphs with which the article starts is not.
  • They contain, according to him, mostly proper names, with devotional formulae, similar to those of the Sinaitic inscriptions and the Kufic and later epigraphs which we discovered. The Land of Midian
  • This little epigraph is nothing more than a physical reflection of what scooted across so-and-so's mind while sitting and reflecting on a difficult passage or poesy or prose.
  • Today, brilliant work by a small band of epigraphers, has resulted in Maya hieroglyphic texts - once dismissed as indecipherable - becoming understood well enough to yield some narrative history.
  • I did check, wondering if it should be an "e" as in "epigraph". posted by Hal Duncan | 2: 46 PM Archive 2006-03-01
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