selected passages from the writings of an author or of different authors.
- Also an·a·lec·ta [an-l-ek-tuh]. /ˌæn lˈɛk tə/.
- an·a·lec·tic, adjective
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How to use analects in a sentence
He wrote: “analects,” etc., and is credited with having compiled the “Ancient Poems.”Through the Year With Famous Authors | Mabel Patterson
We are told in the Confucian analects that the master said, “The accomplished scholar is not a utensil.”Village Life in China | Arthur H. Smith
The doctrine of the sage is clearly expressed in the analects, and amounts only to courtesy and propriety.The Religions of Japan | William Elliot Griffis
But by this method one misses much of the characterisation which is such an attractive feature of the analects.The Sayings of Confucius | Confucius
The works of Mencius abound, like the Confucian analects, in sententious utterances.A History of Chinese Literature | Herbert A. Giles
British Dictionary definitions for analects
selected literary passages from one or more works
- analectic, adjective
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