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Below you will find the definition of papyrus, followed by 35 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
EXAMPLES - Papyrus in a Sentence
- You use 'papyrus' font because it feels 'biblical'. (source)
- We have mummy wheat, -- cloth of papyrus, which is a kind of straw. (source)
- The papyrus was a tall smooth reed, with a large triangular stalk containing (source)
- Either von Kerber's calculations were at fault, or the papyrus was a madman's screed. (source)
- There was a kind of paper called papyrus, made from a reed which grew mostly in Egypt, but this was expensive. (source)
- The text of this remarkable story is written in the hieratic character upon a roll of papyrus, which is preserved in the (source)
- 18: 2 (R.V., "papyrus") this word is the translation of the Hebrew gome, which designates the plant as absorbing moisture. (source)
- Wasn't Gutenberg's invention fundamentally successful because it was easier than variations of hand-written papyrus scrolls? (source)
- When an Egyptian wanted to make a book, he gathered the stems of a kind of reed called the papyrus, which grew in some parts of (source)
- The wireless connectivity left me speechless: any papyrus scroll I wanted seemed to be within reach at any time of day or night. (source)
- The paste thus arising was called papyrus in its primary state, and went through a variety of processes until it finally became "silk." (source)
- You see the rolls they are copying, they are made of papyrus, which is got, as I have heard my uncle say, from the leaf of a sort of water plant. (source)
- Our knowledge of the subject rests largely upon the so-called papyrus Rhind,10 which is a sort of mythological hand-book of the ancient Egyptians. (source)
- The people here chew the pith of the papyrus, which is three inches in diameter and as white as snow: it has very little sweetness or anything else in it. (source)
- Abd el Atti's reputation was middle-of-the-road-worse than some merchants, not so bad as others-which meant he might have the kind of papyrus I wanted for Walter. (source)
- It sells soap, and it caters to fear, something which has been a good ratings driver since Egyptians started dooming elected officials to the wrath of the Gods on papyrus. (source)
- They passed fields of wheat and barley, date and fig trees, cattle and fishermen, and vast stands of papyrus used for making the most prized writing material in the ancient world. (source)
- The plastic credit card seemingly tacit on the matter of faith, even as credit is at heart about little else may, like paper and papyrus before it, be replaced by newer technologies. (source)
- Her head and her beautiful black hair are now in the Ethnographical Department of the Natural History Museum at South Kensington, and her precious papyrus is in the Bodleian Library at Oxford. (source)
- The refugees carried with them precious jewelry, silver coins, seal rings, fine linens, and legal documents on papyrus proving their privileged status as the honored aristocracy of their people. (source)
- Paper for such documents were made of skins, or cotton cloth, or of the fibrous leaves of the _maguey_, and this last, a species of "papyrus," was carefully prepared, and was of a durable nature. (source)
- Byblos had long been a shipping center for Egyptian goods, including papyrus, so that the Greeks who first used this material for scrolls called their books biblia after the town thus our word Bible. (source)
- As, however, the colophon is unmistakably clear as to date, and as that date is but two years subsequent to the events narrated in the poem, we may at least assume that the papyrus is a contemporary document. (source)
- "papyrus," the name of the material used in ancient times for writing purposes, and manufactured by the Egyptians from the papyrus plant, and which was, up to the eighth century, the best-known writing material. (source)
- The manuscript itself is a little roll of papyrus, which is a kind of thick paper made from beaten reeds, very commonly used in ancient Egypt and the whole Middle East, apparently, though very little of it has survived. (source)
- There is a papyrus in the British Museum containing medical prescriptions which was written about 1200 B.C.; and the famous EBERS papyrus, which is devoted to medical matters, is reckoned to date from about the year 1550 B.C. (source)
- Okay: so I'm a longtime reader, first time poster; and I'm hear leaping out of my cocoon of silence to suggest--nay--strongly urge you to choose another font besides "papyrus" for the book's cover and the corresponding poster. (source)
- But people could write hundreds and hundreds of years before that was invented, and used almost anything to record the memorable doings of their day -- bark of trees, skins of animals (parchment), "papyrus," a material made of the fibres of a plant. (source)
- In fact, about the only thing that scared the gadfly of Athens and father of Western philosophy was the new technology of reading and writing: He never put pen to papyrus, fearing that reading would foster forgetfulness and thwart the quest for wisdom. (source)
- Tel: 44-871-9110-200 www. eno.org history "Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead" displays the illustrated Hunefer papyrus, a series of instructions for a safe passage into the afterlife, alongside Egyptian coffins, masks, statues, amulets and funerary jewelry. (source)
- On advancing, Julien recognized, through the vegetable odors of that spring night, the strong scent of the Virginian tobacco which Madame Steno had used since she had fallen in love with Maitland, instead of the Russian "papyrus" to which Gorka had accustomed her. (source)
- "I want to change the story of Cleopatra, I want to be her lawyer, I expect to find Cleopatra and Marc Anthony, all that's in the tomb; such as papyrus which conserves, all that is buried with nobles of the time such as Tutankhamen, in who's tomb papyrus was found." (source)
- If rich and diverse Arabic literature can so come under attack for "moral indecency", could the destruction of the extravagant motifs - some of which contain sexual depictions - etched on the walls of hundreds of Ancient Egyptian temples, burial chambers, papyrus and pottery be next? (source)
- While I was waiting my turn for the barber, I picked up The New York Times and read a story about the discovery a few decades before of twelve leather-bound papyrus manuscripts buried in sealed jars that an Egyptian peasant farmer had stumbled upon while searching for fertilizer in the mountains close to his village. (source)
- He supplemented his words, however, with such a wonderful wealth of gesture, accent and tone, that the two white men found it by no means difficult to guess the general drift of his speech, especially as he adopted the novel method of further elucidating his meaning by a number of amazingly clever sketches produced upon a kind of papyrus, with the aid of a very fine brush and a small bottle of some kind of ink, which he had taken the precaution to bring with him. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 35 example sentences provided below is 51.0, which suggests that "papyrus" is a fairly difficult word that is likely understood by a majority of individuals with an undergraduate degree, and may be found in ocassionaly in news articles or other forms of literature.
We have 16 synonyms for papyrus.
card, filing card, letterhead, newsprint, note, note card, note pad, onion skin, pad, parchment, poster, rag, sheet, stationery, tissue, vellum
We have 0 antonyms for papyrus.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of papyrus from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) A tall, aquatic, Mediterranean sedge (Cyperus papyrus) having numerous drooping rays grouped in umbels. Also called Egyptian paper rush, paper plant.
- (noun) A material on which to write made from the pith or the stems of this sedge, used especially by the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans.
- (noun) A document written on this material.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) A plant in the sedge family, Cyperus papyrus, native to the Nile river valley.
- (noun) A material similar to paper made from the papyrus plant.
- (noun) A scroll or document written on papyrus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A tall rushlike plant (Cyperus Papyrus) of the Sedge family, formerly growing in Egypt, and now found in Abyssinia, Syria, Sicily, etc. The stem is triangular and about an inch thick.
- (noun) The material upon which the ancient Egyptians wrote. It was formed by cutting the stem of the plant into thin longitudinal slices, which were gummed together and pressed.
- (noun) A manuscript written on papyrus; esp., pl., written scrolls made of papyrus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) The paper -reed or -rush, Cyperus Papyrus (Papyrus antiquorum), abounding on marshy river-banks in Abyssinia, Palestine, and Sicily, now almost extinct in Egypt.
- (noun) An ancient scroll, book, or other document, or a fragment of the same, written on papyrus.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) paper made from the papyrus plant by cutting it in strips and pressing it flat; used by ancient Egyptians and Greeks and Romans
- (noun) a document written on papyrus
- (noun) tall sedge of the Nile valley yielding fiber that served many purposes in historic times