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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Of or relating to metrical writing or verse adj. - Characteristic of or befitting metrical writing or verse

Usage examples (37)
  • But in striking contrast to Shakespere and to others, Middleton has no kind of poetical morality in the sense in which the term poetical justice is better known.
  • "No! take it easy," said Robinson; "he is a poet; this is what they call poetical license."
  • But I can't help seeing there's a kind of -- what they call poetical justice in it, the blow coming from him.
  • "Never mind; we can make believe that the queen has sent them off, so as not to scare Pocahontas; that's what they call poetical license," said Polly. for more
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