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Definitions of corpus

  1. capital as contrasted with the income derived from it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a collection of writings; "he edited the Hemingway corpus" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A body, living or dead; the corporeal substance of a thing. Newage Dictionary DB
  4. A body; a word of extensive use in anatomy, as corpus callosum, corpus cavernosum, &c. Corpus Christi, a festival in honour of the eucharist or body of Christ. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. Matter of whatever kind. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6. Corpora. Any fairly homogeneous structure which forms part of an organ. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for corpus

  1. But whenever the proper time for his defence should come, he pledged himself to show that " a portion of the country from which the assailants came was endeavoring to destroy the right of habeas corpus and of trial by jury, and all the rights in which the liberties of the country consist;"-" that there was in that portion of country a systematic attempt even to carry it to the dissolution of the Union, with a continual system and purpose to destroy all the principles of civil liberty among the free states, and by power to force the detested principles of slavery on the free States of this Union;" a pledge which in the course of his subsequent argument he fully redeemed. – Memoir of the Life of John Quincy Adams. by Josiah Quincy
  2. When this great newspaper condescends to shed the light of acceptance, to say nothing of an obese and taxable paycheck, upon the gross corpus of an illiterate moviecameraman, a false Daguerre, a spurious Steichen, a dubious Eisenstein, it has a right to expect a return for the goods showered upon such a deceitful sluggard. – Greener Than You Think by Ward Moore
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