Origin of epistolary
Examples from the Web for epistolary
Epistolary novels often function best as exercises in pacing.
Chatwin's tone throughout Under the Sun recalls the Duchess of Devonshire's epistolary adieu, "In tearing haste—."
It is as if the Zodiac Killer and the Unabomber were having an epistolary debate in the newspaper.
Dear Sir,—I am very grateful for your kind letter and the pleasure of making your acquaintance even through an epistolary medium.The Life and Letters of Lafcadio Hearn, Volume 1|Elizabeth Bisland
He had the good fortune to succeed in the epistolary way once before.Clarissa Harlowe, Volume 9 (of 9)|Samuel Richardson
His advocates admit that they are to be judged rather by the rules of oratorical than epistolary composition.
It was to gratify the two great passions of asking and answering, that epistolary correspondence was first invented.The Biglow Papers|James Russell Lowell
And personally I find my epistolary faculties collapse at about 100° in the shade.Letters from Mesopotamia|Robert Palmer
British Dictionary definitions for epistolary
Word Origin and History for epistolary
1650s, from French épistolaire, from Latin epistolaris, from epistola (see epistle).