Definition of Equivokes
1. equivoke [n] - See also: equivoke
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Literary usage of Equivokes
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Dramatic Works of Ben Jonson, and Beaumont and Fletcher: Printed from by Ben Jonson, John Fletcher, Francis Beaumont, George Colman, Peter Whalley (1811)
"[set. equivokes: You're grown the better fathers of 'em o' Meer. Turnings, you mean? ... 4 / know your equivokes: I ha' none <y that ? Meer. ..."
2. A commentary on Ecclesiastes by Thomas Pelham Dale (1873)
"For this purpose he sometimes descends to plays upon words, equivokes, ... But these equivokes always help the sense. If Koheleth appears in the guise of a ..."
3. A Selected Bibliography and Syllabus of the History of the South, 1584-1876 by Howard Haines Brinton, Roderick Langmere Haig-Brown, Alexander von Humboldt, John Nicol Farquhar, William Kenneth Boyd, John Washington Lockhart, Robert Reid, José López de Bustamante, Robert Preston Brooks, Jonnie (Lockhart) Wallis, Evergreen Press, F (1915)
"One moment he was defending me in the papers, the next he was writing such 'equivokes' that even the papers hostile to me could only open their mouths and ..."
4. The Historic Note-book: With an Appendix of Battles by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer (1891)
"Certainly some of the Delphic responses were most witty equivokes. Thus: 1. When Pyrrhos consulted the oracle respecting hie war .'.i-li the Romans, ..."