Origin of aphoristic
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Examples from the Web for aphoristic
Many are tied up in aphoristic bundles for better preservation.Beast and Man in India
John Lockwood Kipling
"It is rich, aphoristic, orderly, and precise" (Clifford Allbutt).The Popes and Science
James J. Walsh
But in addition there is much wisdom and a remarkable power of casting his observations into a compact, aphoristic form.A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature
John W. Cousin
Still, the importance of the subject requires that some points should be given, be they ever so aphoristic.
The language and style of most of these books are aphoristic, elliptical and obscure.
- of, relating to, or resembling an aphorism
- tending to write or speak in aphorisms
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Word Origin and History for aphoristic
1753, from Greek aphoristikos (see aphorism). Aphoristically is from 1650s.
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