winged words


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winged words

Very eloquent, meaningful, and impactful speech. In his address before congress, the president spoke with winged words about the need for the country to unite in its fight against tyranny and evil.
See also: winged, word

winged words

highly significant or apposite words. literary
The image, taken from Homer 's Iliad, is of the words travelling as directly as arrows to their intended target.
See also: winged, word
References in classic literature ?
327-337) Then the goddess grey-eyed Athene came near them and spoke winged words, encouraging them: `Hail, offspring of far-famed Lynceus
443-449) But Athene the daughter of aegis-bearing Zeus came to meet Ares, wearing the dark aegis, and she looked at him with an angry frown and spoke winged words to him.
Worthy Prince," said Polynesia, keeping very still so Bumpo couldn't see her, "thou sayest winged words of truth.
It was impossible to avoid the feeling which the prophet's winged words had fanned, that here was a sullen, professional suspecter of men overwhelmed by a prouder and purer spirit of natural liberty and health.
The trajectory of his winged words provides a case study in the wear and tear brought about by too frequent a misuse of quotation.
claiming here through the attribute of winged words, it would be
Dictate swift winged words, & fear not / To unfold your dark visions of torment.
You know the epithet, Winged Words, which Homer gives them, and a Syrian poet imagines them as a species of bird, those fleeting creatures escaping the memory all too rapidly unless they are netted in writing.
Winged Words presented poets with whom we are familiar, including Christina Rossetti, Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Jean Ingelow.
Chandra Rajan, a teacher of English literature, and the author of Winged Words (an anthology of poetry from Jonson to Eliot) and a book of poems, Re-visions, has produced a very readable-and affordable-translation of Kalidasa's works.
The winged words of Maya Angelou created a throb of exaltation across the land during the inauguration of President William Jefferson Clinton in January 1993: