Sentence Examples


  • It is often inaccurate, and it abounds in farfetched conceits and odd and pedantic features.
  • She also was an authoress, publishing in 1844 a volume of Haus-, Wald-, and Feld-Mdrehen, full of quaint poetical conceits, and in 1845 Anna, a novel, in two vols.
  • The last and the worst of the Cid ballads are those which betray by their frigid conceits and feeble mimicry of the antique the false taste and essentially unheroic spirit of the age of Philip II.
  • In avoiding the literary conceits and fopperies which he satirizes he has recourse to the most unnatural contortions of expression.
  • The chief faults of the book are obscurity, verbal conceits and a forced ingenuity which shows itself in grotesque puns, odd metres and occasional want of taste.