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Sample sentences for the GRE study word paraphrase

paraphrase can be used as a verb
paraphrase can be used as a noun

1.She said it wouldn't do and she told me to learn the nineteenth paraphrase for next Sunday. - from Anne Of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
2.The paraphrase which has just been given of it goes beyond the actual words of Plato. - from The Republic by Plato
3.Hence his whole work is to be looked upon rather as an elegant paraphrase than a translation. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
4.Do it betimes, his thank is well the more" A paraphrase of the well-known proverb, "Bis dat qui cito dat." "He gives twice who gives promptly. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
5.The "Tale" is more or less a paraphrase of Boccaccio's "Theseida" but in some points the copy has a distinct dramatic superiority over the original. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.Chapman has taken the advantage of an immeasurable length of verse, notwithstanding which, there is scarce any paraphrase more loose and rambling than his. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
7.The stanzas which follow contain a paraphrase of the matins for Trinity Sunday, allegorically setting forth the doctrine that love is the all-controlling influence in the government of the universe. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
8.It is the story of Genesis, Exodus, and a part of Daniel, told in glowing, poetic language, with a power of insight and imagination which often raises it from paraphrase into the realm of true poetry. - from English Literature by William J. Long
9.Orm's _Ormulum_, written soon after the _Brut_, is a paraphrase of the gospel lessons for the year, somewhat after the manner of Cdmon's _Paraphrase_, but without any of Cdmon's poetic fire and originality. - from English Literature by William J. Long
10.this Life has been paraphrased in English by my learned young frien. - from The Iliad of Homer by Homer
11.Three years later he published his last work, _Fables_, containing poetical paraphrases of the tales of Boccaccio and Chaucer, and the miscellaneous poems of his last years. - from English Literature by William J. Long
12.The famous line, "Lasciate ogni speranza, voi che entrate" -- "All hope abandon, ye who enter here" -- is evidently paraphrased in Chaucer's words "Th'eschewing is the only remedy" that is, the sole hope consists in the avoidance of that dismal gate. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

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