Definition of Cesure

1. a break [n -S]



Lexicographical Neighbors of Cesure

cestoidean
cestoideans
cestoids
cestos
cestoses
cestraciont
cestuan
cestui
cestuis
cestus
cestuses
cesura
cesurae
cesural
cesuras
cesure (current term)
cesures
cetacea
cetacean
cetacean mammal
cetaceans
cetaceous
cetalkonium chloride
cetane
cetane number
cetanes
cetartiodactyl
cetartiodactyls
cetchup

Literary usage of Cesure

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Poetic and Verse Criticism of the Reign of Elizabeth by Felix Emmanuel Schelling (1891)
"... wordes as would allow no convenient cesure, and therefore did let their rymes runne out at length, and neuer stayd till they came to the end. ..."

2. A History of English Poetry by William John Courthope (1903)
"the language were beginning to be determined by new conditions:— If there be no cesure at all, and the verse long, the less :> the maker's skill and ..."

3. Ancient Critical Essays Upon English Poets and Poësy by Sir John Harington, George Gascoigne, William Webbe, Francis Meres, Thomas Campion, Samuel Daniel, Edmund Bolton, Edmund Spenser, Gabriel Harvey, James, Joseph Haslewood (1811)
"If there be no cesure at all, and the verse long, the lesse is the makers ... Therefore in a verse of twelue syllables the cesure ought to fall right vpon ..."

4. Elizabethan Critical Essays by George Gregory Smith (1904)
"If there be no cesure at all, and the verse long, the lesse is the makers skill and hearers delight. Therefore in a ao verse of twelue ..."

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