epistle


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  • noun

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a written communication directed to another

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a specially long, formal letter

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a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle

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Ruby Gillis wrote a gushing epistle deploring Anne's absence, assuring her she was horribly missed in everything, asking what the Redmond "fellows" were like, and filling the rest with accounts of her own harrowing experiences with her numerous admirers.
But it took all Diana's breezy, newsy, delightful epistle to banish the sting of Ruby's postscript.
In the beginning of one of them Alfred says, "There are only a few on this side of the Humber who can understand the Divine Service, or even explain a Latin epistle in English, and I believe not many on the other side of the Humber either.
It was a very sentimental and rather ill-spelled epistle in which the inflammable Cyrus reproached her in heart-rending words for her coldness, and begged her to answer his letter, saying that if she did he would keep the secret "in violets.
Yes; it was not a very polite epistle from the manager of a theatre, in which both pieces were flatly refused.
Pardon, therefore, what I have said in this epistle, not only without your consent, but absolutely against it; and give me at least leave, in this public manner, to declare that I am, with the highest respect and gratitude,--
They compose an ardent epistle, a declaration in fact, and they carry the letter upstairs themselves, so as to elucidate whatever might appear not perfectly intelligible in the letter.
Upon the inside of each of these I had to scrawl a few lines on any subject which occurred to me as sufficiently mysterious -- signing all the epistles Tom Dobson, or Bobby Tompkins, or anything in that way.
He thought of the collects and epistles which he had been made to learn by heart, and the long services at the Cathedral through which he had sat when every limb itched with the desire for movement; and he remembered those walks at night through muddy roads to the parish church at Blackstable, and the coldness of that bleak building; he sat with his feet like ice, his fingers numb and heavy, and all around was the sickly odour of pomatum.
During his last fifteen years Pope's original work was done chiefly in two very closely related fields, first in a group of what he called 'Moral' essays, second in the imitation of a few of the Satires and Epistles of Horace, which Pope applied to circumstances of his own time.
Martin Opitz and the Tradition of the Renaissance Poetic Epistle.
Rather cautiously, De Smet opts not to delve into the later Druze literature in his current study of the epistles.
This time, the editor has the assistance of Daniel Delas for the French translation of the epigrams, while Jean-Claude Ternaux is largely responsible for the epistles, aided by Guillot in the annotations.
The Second Epistle is more like the letters of Paul with advice to a particular group of believers, so he assumes the role of the senior minister telling them about their faith.
Epistles in theoretical philosophy such as First Philosophy as well as On the Finitude of the Universe are in fact a case in point.