- (initial capital letter) of or relating to the Apocrypha.
- of doubtful sanction; uncanonical.
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Example sentences from the Web for apocryphal
It had become an apocryphal tale of sex, violence and the culture of impunity at elite institutions.Harvard students told a lurid tale of murder. Was it true?|Marin Cogan|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Although apocryphal, Sigmund Freud supposedly remarked, “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” which was meant to suggest that cigars are not always phallic symbols.More Penises Are Appearing On TV And In Film – But Why Are Nearly All Of Them Prosthetic?|LGBTQ-Editor|October 10, 2020|No Straight News
This, after a possibly apocryphal story about a man who had a knitting needle unceremoniously stabbed through his penis, preventing both his escape and his avoidance of appearing in a sex column 40 years later.
The quote is apocryphal, but that has not changed its significance for Army football players.
There are plenty of examples of Christians editing Jewish apocryphal traditions for their own communities.
Many of the quotes are mysteriously sourced, apocryphal, or misattributed.
Lovely stuff, but someone should tell the future congresswoman that every one of these quotes is apocryphal.Fire the Crackpots of Congress! (And Replace Them with New Crackpots!)|Michael Moynihan|October 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As far as regards Demosthenes, I think we may fairly conclude that the story is apocryphal.
Some of these are apocryphal, and not confirmed by the canonical scriptures of India.The Christ|John Eleazer Remsburg
Daniel, on the other hand, in the apocryphal Haggada, gets his dinner miraculously from the Prophet Habakkuk.The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Daniel|F. W. Farrar
The fourteen letters of Seneca to Paul, which are printed in the old editions of Seneca, are apocryphal.
The testimony of other apocryphal writings of early date might be adduced, but for the sake of brevity it is here omitted.Companion to the Bible|E. P. Barrows