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Definition of Epigram

Epicure
Epicure
  EPIGRAM   noun
A short, sharp saying in prose or verse, frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom. Following are some of the more notable epigrams of the learned and ingenious Dr. Jamrach Holobom:
      We know better the needs of ourselves than of others.  To   serve oneself is economy of administration.

      In each human heart are a tiger, a pig, an ass and a   nightingale.  Diversity of character is due to their unequal   activity.

      There are three sexes; males, females and girls.

      Beauty in women and distinction in men are alike in this:   they seem to be the unthinking a kind of credibility.       Women in love are less ashamed than men.  They have less to be   ashamed of.

      While your friend holds you affectionately by both your hands   you are safe, for you can watch both his.
 

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Epitaph
Epitaph
Regular definition:
EPIGRAM:
?ep??ræm n. 1 a short poem with a witty ending. 2 a pointed saying. 3 a pointed mode of expression. øøepigrammatic adj. epigrammatically adv. epigrammatist n. epigrammatize v.tr. & intr. (also -ise). [F ÷pigramme or L epigramma f. Gk epigramma -atos (as EPI-, -GRAM)]


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