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Examples of tome in a Sentence
a long tome on European history
picked up a thick tome on the Roman Empire at a used book store
Recent Examples of tome from the Web
Rich in fantastical, avant-garde fashion imagery and insight into their work, the tome features pictures of Gisele Bündchen and Stephanie Seymour, who are accompanied by fresher faces like Binx Walton and Lineisy Montero.
Cavell’s sentences were alive with allusions in hectic smart-alecky self-mocking prose that seem closer in spirit to a Marx Brothers movie than a philosophic tome.
Comey come down The report — a 568-page tome — found Comey showed no bias while investigating Clinton's use of a private email server.
One such night, a colorful tome called to me from a bargain bin.
Harris has already worn a groove in the national Democratic fundraising circuit, hired a number of national campaign veterans and is peddling the obligatory policy and personality tome that has become a look-me-over staple of White House wannabes.
This week, Facebook delivered a tome of responses to questions posed during Senate hearings in April.
Back in the Microsoft antitrust case, the late Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson issued a 207-page tome with findings of facts and another 46-page decision with his findings of law.
This latest tome is Starr’s third collection of photography, following the bestselling Postcards From The Boys (2003) and Photograph (2013).
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Did You Know?
Tome comes from Latin tomus, which comes from Greek tomos, meaning "section" or "roll of papyrus." Tomos comes from the Greek verb temnein, which means "to cut." In ancient times, some of the longest scrolls of papyrus occasionally were divided into sections. When it was first used in English in the 16th century, tome was a book that was a part of a multi-volume work. Now a tome is most often simply a large and often ponderous book.
Origin and Etymology of tome
Origin and Etymology of -tome
TOME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of tome for English Language Learners
: a very large, thick book
TOME Defined for Kids
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