EPIGRAM in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of EPIGRAM
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epigram
 n.  witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation
Classic Sentence:
1  In the society in which she lived such plain statements produced the effect of the wittiest epigram.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 6
2  We have been told what happens when a woman deliberates; and the epigram is not always terminable with woman, provided that one be in the case, and that a fair one.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 5 Perplexity among Honest People
3  Bilibin saved up his epigrams to produce them in Countess Bezukhova's presence.
War and Peace(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: CHAPTER IX
Example Sentence:
1  The disadvantage of the epigram is the temptation it affords to good people to explain it to the others who are assumed to be too obtuse to comprehend it alone.