Examples of opus in a Sentence
the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim
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Longfellow, one of America's most popular poets, got the inspiration for his opus from his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne, who told him about the Acadians' banishment.
Director Kathy Paladino has beautifully worked the requisite magic on this four-character opus, which properly keeps the audience mystified until its secrets can be revealed.
For the vegetarians on your list — or the farmers market junkies — the former longtime New York Times columnist has completely revised this 10th-anniversary edition of his vegetarian opus.
But few artists were timelier or more innovative than Beck in 1997, when his genre-splicing opus Odelay lost to the globe-conquering balladry of Celine Dion -- a snub Kanye himself might've seen fit for protesting.
He's ventured into serial drama (The Green Mile), science fiction (Under the Dome), alternate history (11/22/63) and, in his eight-volume opus The Dark Tower (begun in 1982), fantasy.
Sullivan's opus does not address the state study that said Alaska would have lost $3.1 billion in federal Medicaid funds from 2020-2026 and that tens of thousands of Alaskans would have lost coverage.
And in the process, Denis Villenueve's sci-fi opus finds the unique balance of commenting on modern society while staying removed from any specific current event or issue, all while hitting its marks as a genre exercise.
The crux of the problem is that the bestselling author's magnum opus deserves an open-ended miniseries treatment, akin to what HBO has done with Game of Thrones or Peter Jackson's treatment of the magnificent cinematic trilogy Lord of the Rings.
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A literary opus is often a single novel, though the word may sometimes refer to all of a writer's works. But opus normally is used for musical works. Mendelssohn's Opus 90 is his Italian Symphony, for example, and Brahms's Op. 77 is his Violin Concerto. Since many composers' works were never given opus numbers in an orderly way, they now often have catalog numbers assigned by later scholars. So Haydn's Symphony No. 104 is Hob.104 (Hob. is short for Anthony van Hoboken, the cataloger), and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is K.492 (K. stands for Ludwig Köchel).
Origin and Etymology of opus
First Known Use: 1808See Words from the same year
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