Definition of Peripetias
1. peripetia [n] - See also: peripetia
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Literary usage of Peripetias
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. First Blows of the Civil War: The Ten Years of Preliminary Conflict in the by James Shepherd Pike (1879)
"And although the " multifarious peripetias " of the movement may turn out to be very repugnant to their aims and desires, they have to grin and bear it. ..."
2. Educational Review by Nicholas Murray Butler, Frank Pierrepont Graves, William McAndrew, Charles Alexander Nelson (1894)
"Dr. Fitch's life has been uno tenore feliciter acta, and there are no startling incidents or peripetias to record, yet it is worth while to give a somewhat ..."
3. The History of Napoleon the First by Pierre Lanfrey (1886)
"What in reality appears still more incredible than the peripetias which we have just explained is, ..."
4. The History of Napoleon the First by Pierre Lanfrey (1886)
"... more incredible than the peripetias which we have just explained is, that during the whole of this time, and even on the eve of executing this hazardous ..."
5. Essays on French Novelists by George Saintsbury (1891)
"His mania for theatrical peripetias—which might have resulted in the death both of Morrel and his son—is equally to be objected to, and the skimble-skamble ..."