chapter and verse


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Related to chapter and verse: give chapter and verse

chapter and verse

n.
1. Full, detailed information on a subject or issue: recited the client's complaints by chapter and verse.
2. Bible A specific passage.

chap′ter and verse′


n.
1. any specific chapter and verse of the Bible, as used when citing the text.
2. full, cited authority, as for any quotation, opinion, action, etc.
[1620–30]
References in classic literature ?
The words of King Lemuel" (she could cite chapter and verse as well as her husband).
People say what they like to say, not what they have chapter and verse for," said Mr Brooke, becoming acute about the truths that lay on the side of his own wishes.
Eloquently enough, I daresay, I gave him chapter and verse of my hopeless struggle, my inevitable defeat; for hopeless and inevitable they were to a man with my record, even though that record was written only in one's own soul.
Ark line-up Two by two by two formation on the form book, as both Anaconda and Verse Of Love are front-runners, with Kung Hei Fat Choy and Spirit Of Sharjah usually chasing the pace, and both Piscean and Chapter And Verse hold-up rides.
COMEDIAN Vic Reeves and journalist Brian Keenan will visit Liverpool this autumn to take part in the Bluecoat's Chapter and Verse literature festival.
BARRY HILLS reached another milestone in his 40-year training career as Chapter And Verse gave the Lambourn handler his 3,000th victory at Pontefract.
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