n. name; title; act of naming; act of appealing for aid, sympathy
Macbeth was startled when the witches greeted him with an incorrect appellation. Why did they call him Thane of Cawdor, he wondered, when the holder of that title still lived?.
Sentence in Classic:
Nevyedovsky affected to be not merely indifferent but scornful of this appellation, but it was obvious that he was highly delighted, and had to keep a curb on himself not to betray the triumph which was unsuitable to their new liberal tone.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy Context
In talking, they forget the common appellation of things, and the names of persons, even of those who are their nearest friends and relations.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift Context
The charming Madame de Leon, in memory, no doubt, of the Duchesses de Longueville and de Chevreuse, preferred this appellation to her title of Princesse.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo Context
And so the appellation must at last have come to be bestowed upon the whale from which this spermaceti was really derived.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The eyes of all present, which had hitherto been gravely scanning the person of Duncan, were now turned, on the instant, toward the upright iron frame of this new pretender to the distinguished appellation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Under the appellation of Roger Chillingworth, the reader will remember, was hidden another name, which its former wearer had resolved should never more be spoken.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne Context