One of the books in a work of several volumes.(noun)
A book, especially a large or scholarly one.(noun)
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Use "tome" in a sentence
"The title of his tome translates as "Revolutionary Islam," and parts of it read like fan mail to those Muslim heroes who replaced Marx and Lenin on the Jackal's hit parade."
"Highlights here include "A Sort of Loving" (where "rapping about dope" becomes a gateway to more insightful conversation), "I Hate You, Silas Marner" (which uses the title tome as a contrast with Joseph Heller's counterculture war hit), and "The Valedictorian" (an attempt to reconfigure recent student uprisings and nonconformity into the half hour TV setting)."
"It turns out that the tome is incomplete however, and Brendan sets off on an adventure to finish it."