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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. An inscription on a building or statue.
2. A quotation introducing a book or a chapter.
ETYMOLOGY:From Greek epi- (on, upon) + -graph (writing).
USAGE:"A Counterfeit Silence includes an epigraph from Thornton Wilder: 'Even speech was for them a debased form of silence.'"
William Grono and Dennis Haskell; Solitary Writer Randolph Stow Chose Silence; The Australian (Sydney); Jun 1, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. -Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President (1809-1865)