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henrik_ibsen

  • noun realistic Norwegian author who wrote plays on social and political themes (1828-1906)
    Henrik Johan Ibsen; Ibsen.

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lippmann

  • noun United States journalist (1889-1974)
    Walter Lippmann.
  • noun French physicist who developed the first color photographic process (1845-1921)
    Gabriel Lippmann.

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turgenev

  • noun Russian writer of stories and novels and plays (1818-1883)
    Ivan Sergeevich Turgenev; Ivan Turgenev.

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herbert_marshall_mcluhan

  • noun Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
    McLuhan; Marshall McLuhan.

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pelham_grenville_wodehouse

  • noun English writer known for his humorous novels and stories (1881-1975)
    P. G. Wodehouse; Wodehouse.

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thoreauvian

  • adjective relating to or like or in the manner of Henry David Thoreau

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wouk

  • noun United States writer (born in 1915)
    Herman Wouk.

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john_robinson_jeffers

  • noun United States poet who wrote about California (1887-1962)
    Robinson Jeffers; Jeffers.

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burgess

  • noun English writer of satirical novels (1917-1993)
    Anthony Burgess.
  • noun a citizen of an English borough
    burgher.

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totient

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emily_dickinson

  • noun United States poet noted for her mystical and unrhymed poems (1830-1886)
    Dickinson.

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aleksandr_sergeyevich_pushkin

  • noun Russian poet (1799-1837)
    Alexander Pushkin; Pushkin.

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robert_clive

  • noun British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
    Baron Clive; Clive; Baron Clive of Plassey.

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john_webster

  • noun English playwright (1580-1625)
    Webster.

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plath

  • noun United States writer and poet (1932-1963)
    Sylvia Plath.

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muriel_sarah_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark.

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emile_gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Gaboriau.

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lyrist

  • noun a person who writes the words for songs
    lyricist.

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thomas_kyd

  • noun English dramatist (1558-1594)
    Kid; Thomas Kid; Kyd.

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first_earl_of_orford

  • noun Englishman and Whig statesman who (under George I) was effectively the first British prime minister (1676-1745)
    Sir Robert Walpole; Walpole; Robert Walpole.

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whatsoever

  • adjective satellite one or some or every or all without specification
    any; whatever.
    • give me any peaches you don't want
    • not any milk is left
    • any child would know that
    • pick any card
    • any day now
    • cars can be rented at almost any airport
    • at twilight or any other time
    • beyond any doubt
    • need any help we can get
    • give me whatever peaches you don't want
    • no milk whatsoever is left

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imamu_amiri_baraka

  • noun United States writer of poems and plays about racial conflict (born in 1934)
    Baraka; LeRoi Jones.

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g._k._chesterton

  • noun conservative English writer of the Roman Catholic persuasion; in addition to volumes of criticism and polemics he wrote detective novels featuring Father Brown (1874-1936)
    Gilbert Keith Chesterton; Chesterton.

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augustin_eugene_scribe

  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Scribe.

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matthew_arnold

  • noun English poet and literary critic (1822-1888)
    Arnold.

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howells

  • noun United States writer and editor (1837-1920)
    William Dean Howells.

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robert_charles_benchley

  • noun United States humorist (1889-1945)
    Benchley; Robert Benchley.

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mikhail_yurievich_lermontov

  • noun Russian writer (1814-1841)
    Lermontov.

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news_media

  • noun newspapers and magazines collectively
    journalism.

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thomas

  • noun United States clockmaker who introduced mass production (1785-1859)
    Seth Thomas.
  • noun United States socialist who was a candidate for president six times (1884-1968)
    Norman Mattoon Thomas; Norman Thomas.

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zangwill

  • noun English writer (1864-1926)
    Israel Zangwill.

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first_earl_of_chatham

  • noun English statesman who brought the Seven Years' War to an end (1708-1778)
    Pitt the Elder; Pitt; William Pitt.

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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convenience

  • noun the state of being suitable or opportune
    • chairs arranged for his own convenience
  • noun the quality of being useful and convenient
    • they offered the convenience of an installment plan

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sir_harold_george_nicolson

  • noun English diplomat and author (1886-1968)
    Nicolson; Harold Nicolson.

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paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Jan Paderewski; Ignace Paderewski.

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shevchenko

  • noun Ukranian poet (1814-1861)
    Taras Grigoryevich Shevchenko.

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scribbler

  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribe.
  • noun a writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read
    scrawler.

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chiang_kai-shek

  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    Chiang Chung-cheng.

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christie

  • noun prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)
    Agatha Christie; Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie.

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van_doren

  • noun United States writer and literary critic (1885-1950)
    Carl Van Doren; Carl Clinton Van Doren.

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teasdale

  • noun United States poet (1884-1933)
    Sara Teasdale.

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bernard_malamud

  • noun United States writer (1914-1986)
    Malamud.

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collins

  • noun English writer noted for early detective novels (1824-1889)
    Wilkie Collins; William Wilkie Collins.
  • noun tall iced drink of liquor (usually gin) with fruit juice
    Tom Collins.

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blue

  • noun blue color or pigment; resembling the color of the clear sky in the daytime
    blueness.
    • he had eyes of bright blue
  • noun blue clothing
    • she was wearing blue

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poetiser

  • noun a writer who composes rhymes; a maker of poor verses (usually used as terms of contempt for minor or inferior poets)
    rhymester; versifier; poetizer; rhymer.

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schmidt

  • noun German statesman who served as chancellor of Germany (born in 1918)
    Helmut Heinrich Waldemar Schmidt; Helmut Schmidt.

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sarvepalli_radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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thomas_dekker

  • noun English dramatist and pamphleteer (1572-1632)
    Dekker; Decker; Thomas Decker.

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hamilton

  • noun Irish mathematician (1806-1865)
    William Rowan Hamilton; Sir William Rowan Hamilton.
  • noun English beauty who was the mistress of Admiral Nelson (1765-1815)
    Lady Emma Hamilton; Amy Lyon.

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raymond_chandler

  • noun United States writer of detective thrillers featuring the character of Philip Marlowe (1888-1959)
    Raymond Thornton Chandler; Chandler.

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new

  • adjective not of long duration; having just (or relatively recently) come into being or been made or acquired or discovered
    • a new law
    • new cars
    • a new comet
    • a new friend
    • a new year
    • the New World
  • adjective satellite original and of a kind not seen before
    fresh; novel.
    • the computer produced a completely novel proof of a well-known theorem

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augustan

  • adjective relating to or characteristic of the times of the Roman Emperor Augustus
    • the Augustan Age

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walker_percy

  • noun United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
    Percy.

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jean_anouilh

  • noun French dramatist noted for his reinterpretations of Greek myths (1910-1987)
    Anouilh.

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greene

  • noun English novelist and Catholic (1904-1991)
    Graham Greene; Henry Graham Greene.

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radhakrishnan

  • noun Indian philosopher and statesman who introduced Indian philosophy to the West (1888-1975)
    Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan; Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

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vergil

  • noun a Roman poet; author of the epic poem `Aeneid' (70-19 BC)
    Virgil; Publius Vergilius Maro.

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sir_philip_sidney

  • noun English poet (1554-1586)
    Sidney.

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page

  • noun one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  • noun English industrialist who pioneered in the design and manufacture of aircraft (1885-1962)
    Sir Frederick Handley Page.

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sir_thomas_malory

  • noun English writer who published a translation of romances about King Arthur taken from French and other sources (died in 1471)
    Malory; Thomas Malory.

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macleish

  • noun United States poet (1892-1982)
    Archibald MacLeish.

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unnumbered

  • adjective satellite too numerous to be counted
    numberless; unnumerable; innumerable; unnumberable; uncounted; myriad; multitudinous; infinite; innumerous; countless.
    • incalculable riches
    • countless hours
    • an infinite number of reasons
    • innumerable difficulties
    • the multitudinous seas
    • myriad stars
    • untold thousands

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current

  • noun a flow of electricity through a conductor
    electric current.
    • the current was measured in amperes
  • noun a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes)
    stream.
    • the raft floated downstream on the current
    • he felt a stream of air
    • the hose ejected a stream of water

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scandinavia

  • noun the peninsula in northern Europe occupied by Norway and Sweden
    Scandinavian Peninsula.
  • noun a group of culturally related countries in northern Europe; Finland and Iceland are sometimes considered Scandinavian

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tobias_smollett

  • noun Scottish writer of adventure novels (1721-1771)
    Smollett; Tobias George Smollett.

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oliver_wendell_holmes

  • noun United States writer of humorous essays (1809-1894)
    Holmes.

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dostoyevskian

  • adjective of or relating to or in the style of Feodor Dostoevski
    Dostoevskian.

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ignace_paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Jan Paderewski; Paderewski.

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henry_david_thoreau

  • noun United States writer and social critic (1817-1862)
    Thoreau.

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browne

  • noun English illustrator of several of Dickens' novels (1815-1882)
    Hablot Knight Browne; Phiz.
  • noun United States writer of humorous tales of an itinerant showman (1834-1867)
    Charles Farrar Browne; Artemus Ward.

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moral

  • noun the significance of a story or event
    lesson.
    • the moral of the story is to love thy neighbor
  • adjective concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    • moral sense
    • a moral scrutiny
    • a moral lesson
    • a moral quandary
    • moral convictions
    • a moral life

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thespis

  • noun Greek poet who is said to have originated Greek tragedy (sixth century BC)

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joseph_hilaire_peter_belloc

  • noun English author (born in France) remembered especially for his verse for children (1870-1953)
    Hilaire Belloc; Belloc.

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john_dryden

  • noun the outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700)
    Dryden.

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statesmanship

  • noun wisdom in the management of public affairs
    diplomacy; statecraft.

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music

  • noun an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  • noun any agreeable (pleasing and harmonious) sounds
    euphony.
    • he fell asleep to the music of the wind chimes

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james_michener

  • noun United States writer of historical novels (1907-1997)
    Michener; James Albert Michener.

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j.r.r._tolkien

  • noun British philologist and writer of fantasies (born in South Africa) (1892-1973)
    John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; Tolkien.

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william_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert; William Schwenk Gilbert.
  • noun English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)
    Gilbert.

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dame_edith_louisa_sitwell

  • noun English poet (1887-1964)
    Sitwell; Dame Edith Sitwell.

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chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Anton Pavlovich Chekhov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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schroeder

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emerson

  • noun United States writer and leading exponent of transcendentalism (1803-1882)
    Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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baron_clive_of_plassey

  • noun British general and statesman whose victory at Plassey in 1757 strengthened British control of India (1725-1774)
    Robert Clive; Baron Clive; Clive.

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benjamin_disraeli

  • noun British statesman who as Prime Minister bought controlling interest in the Suez Canal and made Queen Victoria the empress of India (1804-1881)
    Disraeli; First Earl of Beaconsfield.

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word

  • noun a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    • words are the blocks from which sentences are made
    • he hardly said ten words all morning
  • noun a brief statement
    • he didn't say a word about it

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henri_rene_albert_guy_de_maupassant

  • noun French writer noted especially for his short stories (1850-1893)
    Maupassant; Guy de Maupassant.

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steele

  • noun English writer (1672-1729)
    Sir Richrd Steele.

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bram_stoker

  • noun Irish writer of the horror novel about Dracula (1847-1912)
    Stoker; Abraham Stoker.

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gogol

  • noun Russian writer who introduced realism to Russian literature (1809-1852)
    Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol.

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alan_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Alan Stewart Paton; Paton.

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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chiang_chung-cheng

  • noun Chinese military and political figure; in the Chinese civil war that followed World War II he was defeated by the Chinese communists and in 1949 was forced to withdraw to Taiwan where he served as president of Nationalist China until his death (1897-1975)
    Chiang Kai-shek.

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william_schwenk_gilbert

  • noun a librettist who was a collaborator with Sir Arthur Sullivan in a famous series of comic operettas (1836-1911)
    William Gilbert; Sir William Gilbert; Gilbert; William S. Gilbert.

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frank_stockton

  • noun United States writer (1834-1902)
    Francis Richard Stockton; Stockton.

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ring_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ringgold Wilmer Lardner; Lardner.

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india

A country in Southern Asia; the two peninsulas of Hither and Farther India; in a restricted sense, Hither India, or Hindostan.

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balfour

  • noun English statesman; member of the Conservative Party (1848-1930)
    Arthur James Balfour; 1st Earl of Balfour.

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many_an

  • adjective satellite each of a large indefinite number
    many another; many a.
    • many a man
    • many another day will come

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robert_burns

  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Burns.

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james_fenimore_cooper

  • noun United States novelist noted for his stories of American Indians and the frontier life (1789-1851)
    Cooper.

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zweig

  • noun Austrian writer (1881-1942)
    Stefan Zweig.

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jessica_mitford

  • noun United States writer (born in England) who wrote on American culture (1917-1996)
    Jessica Lucy Mitford; Mitford.

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irving

  • noun United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
    Washington Irving.
  • noun United States writer of darkly humorous novels (born in 1942)
    John Irving.

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gardner

  • noun United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903 (1840-1924)
    Isabella Stewart Gardner.
  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Erle Stanley Gardner.

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rainer_maria_rilke

  • noun German poet (born in Austria) whose imagery and mystic lyricism influenced 20th-century German literature (1875-1926)
    Rilke.

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iron_lady

  • noun British stateswoman; first woman to serve as Prime Minister (born in 1925)
    Margaret Thatcher; Margaret Hilda Thatcher; Baroness Thatcher of Kesteven; Thatcher.

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ringgold_wilmer_lardner

  • noun United States humorist and writer of satirical short stories (1885-1933)
    Ring Lardner; Lardner.

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hendrik_frensch_verwoerd

  • noun South African statesman who instituted the policy of apartheid (1901-1966)
    Hendrik Verwoerd; Verwoerd.

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theodore_herman_albert_dreiser

  • noun United States novelist (1871-1945)
    Theodore Dreiser; Dreiser.

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mary_wollstonecraft_godwin

  • noun English writer and early feminist who denied male supremacy and advocated equal education for women; mother of Mary Shelley (1759-1797)
    Mary Wollstonecraft; Wollstonecraft.

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cicero

  • noun a linear unit of the size of type slightly larger than an em
  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Tully; Marcus Tullius Cicero.

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rattigan

  • noun British playwright (1911-1977)
    Sir Terence Mervyn Rattigan; Terence Rattigan.

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theodor_seuss_geisel

  • noun United States writer of children's books (1904-1991)
    Dr. Seuss; Geisel.

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william_sydney_porter

  • noun United States writer of short stories whose pen name was O. Henry (1862-1910)
    O. Henry; Porter.

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washington_irving

  • noun United States writer remembered for his stories (1783-1859)
    Irving.

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william_rose_benet

  • noun United States writer; brother of Stephen Vincent Benet (1886-1950)
    Benet.

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law

  • noun the collection of rules imposed by authority
    jurisprudence.
    • civilization presupposes respect for the law
    • the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order
  • noun legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
    • there is a law against kidnapping

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lucius_annaeus_seneca

  • noun Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
    Seneca.

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john_simmons_barth

  • noun United States novelist (born in 1930)
    John Barth; Barth.

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farrell

  • noun United States writer remembered for his novels (1904-1979)
    James Thomas Farrell.
  • noun United States operatic soprano noted for the clarity and power of her voice (1920-2002)
    Eileen Farrell.

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aleksey_maksimovich_peshkov

  • noun Russian writer of plays and novels and short stories; noted for his depiction of social outcasts
    Gorky; Maxim Gorki; Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov; Maksim Gorky; Gorki.

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giambattista_marini

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Giambattista Marino; Marino.

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giambattista_marino

  • noun Italian poet (1569-1625)
    Marini; Marino; Giambattista Marini.

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order

  • noun (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed
    • the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London
  • noun a degree in a continuum of size or quantity
    order of magnitude.
    • it was on the order of a mile
    • an explosion of a low order of magnitude

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untold

  • adjective satellite of an incalculable amount
    • untold suffering

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ernst_theodor_wilhelm_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann.

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la_rochefoucauld

  • noun French writer of moralistic maxims (1613-1680)
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld.

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inge

  • noun English prelate noted for his pessimistic sermons and articles (1860-1954)
    Gloomy Dean; William Ralph Inge.
  • noun United States playwright (1913-1973)
    William Inge.

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francois_villon

  • noun French poet (flourished around 1460)
    Villon.

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montgomery

  • noun Canadian novelist (1874-1942)
    Lucy Maud Montgomery; L. M. Montgomery.
  • noun English general during World War II; won victories over Rommel in North Africa and led British ground forces in the invasion of Normandy (1887-1976)
    Sir Bernard Law Montgomery; Bernard Law Montgomery; 1st Viscount Montgomery of Alamein.

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voltaire

  • noun French writer who was the embodiment of 18th century Enlightenment (1694-1778)
    Arouet; Francois-Marie Arouet.

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versification

  • noun a metrical adaptation of something (e.g., of a prose text)
  • noun the form or metrical composition of a poem

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ignace_jan_paderewski

  • noun Polish pianist who in 1919 served as the first Prime Minister of independent Poland (1860-1941)
    Ignace Paderewski; Paderewski.

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erik_axel_karlfeldt

  • noun Swedish poet whose works incorporate Swedish customs and folklore (1864-1931)
    Karlfeldt.

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franz_werfel

  • noun United States writer (1890-1945)
    Werfel.

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sade

  • noun French soldier and writer whose descriptions of sexual perversion gave rise to the term `sadism' (1740-1814)
    Comte Donatien Alphonse Francois de Sade; de Sade; Marquis de Sade.

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george_bernard_shaw

  • noun British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
    G. B. Shaw; Shaw.

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frances_hodgson_burnett

  • noun United States writer (born in England) remembered for her novels for children (1849-1924)
    Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett; Burnett.

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keats

  • noun Englishman and romantic poet (1795-1821)
    John Keats.

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better

  • noun something superior in quality or condition or effect
    • a change for the better
  • noun someone who bets
    wagerer; punter; bettor.

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harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Joel Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.
  • noun United States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
    Zellig Sabbatai Harris; Zellig Harris.

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eliezer_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Elie Wiesel; Wiesel.

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burns

  • noun United States comedian and film actor (1896-1996)
    Nathan Birnbaum; George Burns.
  • noun celebrated Scottish poet (1759-1796)
    Robert Burns.

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nehru

  • noun Indian statesman and leader with Gandhi in the struggle for home rule; was the first prime minister of the Republic of India from 1947 to 1964 (1889-1964)
    Jawaharlal Nehru.

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john_marquand

  • noun United States writer who created the Japanese detective Mr. Moto and wrote other novels as well (1893-1960)
    John Philip Marquand; Marquand.

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vidal

  • noun United States writer (born in 1925)
    Gore Vidal; Eugene Luther Vidal.

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somerset

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; flip; somersault; summerset; somersaulting.
  • noun a county in southwestern England on the Bristol Channel

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glazer

  • noun someone who cuts flat glass to size
    glass-cutter; glass cutter; glazier; glassworker.

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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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currer_bell

  • noun English novelist; one of three Bronte sisters (1818-1848)
    Bronte; Emily Jane Bronte; Emily Bronte.

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s._s._van_dine

  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Wright; Willard Huntington Wright.

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marcus_tullius_cicero

  • noun a Roman statesman and orator remembered for his mastery of Latin prose (106-43 BC)
    Cicero; Tully.

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kenyata

  • noun Kenyan statesman and the first president of independent Kenya (1893-1978)
    Jomo Kenyata.

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hans_arp

  • noun Alsatian artist and poet who was cofounder of dadaism in Zurich; noted for abstract organic sculptures (1887-1966)
    Arp; Jean Arp.

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encyclopaedist

  • noun a person who compiles information for encyclopedias
    encyclopedist.

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jorge_borges

  • noun Argentinian writer remembered for his short stories (1899-1986)
    Jorge Luis Borges; Borges.

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william_faulkner

  • noun United States novelist (originally Falkner) who wrote about people in the southern United States (1897-1962)
    Falkner; William Cuthbert Faulkner; Faulkner; William Falkner.

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sir_john_suckling

  • noun English poet and courtier (1609-1642)
    Suckling.

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churchillian

  • adjective of or relating to or suggestive of Winston Churchill

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bernard_baruch

  • noun economic advisor to United States Presidents (1870-1965)
    Bernard Mannes Baruch; Baruch.

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gaius_cassius_longinus

  • noun prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
    Cassius Longinus; Cassius.

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george_dibdin_pitt

  • noun a British playwright who created the fictional character Sweeney Todd (1799-1855)
    George Dibdin-Pitt; George Pitt; Pitt.

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muriel_spark

  • noun Scottish writer of satirical novels (born in 1918)
    Spark; Dame Muriel Spark; Muriel Sarah Spark.

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goldsmith

  • noun an artisan who makes jewelry and other objects out of gold
    gold-worker; goldworker.
  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Oliver Goldsmith.

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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jane_austen

  • noun English novelist noted for her insightful portrayals of middle-class families (1775-1817)
    Austen.

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somerset_maugham

  • noun English writer (born in France) of novels and short stories (1874-1965)
    W. Somerset Maugham; Maugham; William Somerset Maugham.

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omar_khayyam

  • noun Persian poet and mathematician and astronomer whose poetry was popularized by Edward Fitzgerald's translation (1050-1123)

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jean_giraudoux

  • noun French novelist and dramatist whose plays were reinterpretations of Greek myths (1882-1944)
    Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux; Giraudoux.

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edwin_arlington_robinson

  • noun United States poet; author of narrative verse (1869-1935)
    Robinson.

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ward

  • noun a person who is under the protection or in the custody of another
  • noun a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections

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elie_wiesel

  • noun United States writer (born in Romania) who survived Nazi concentration camps and is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of the Holocaust (born in 1928)
    Eliezer Wiesel; Wiesel.

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ray_douglas_bradbury

  • noun United States writer of science fiction (born 1920)
    Ray Bradbury; Bradbury.

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philip_michael_ondaatje

  • noun Canadian writer (born in Sri Lanka in 1943)
    Ondaatje; Michael Ondaatje.

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adeline_virginia_stephen_woolf

  • noun English author whose work used such techniques as stream of consciousness and the interior monologue; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1882-1941)
    Virginia Woolf; Woolf.

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hoffmannsthal

  • noun German poet who wrote libretti for operas by Richard Strauss (1874-1929)
    Hugo von Hoffmannsthal.

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wyat

  • noun English poet who introduced the sonnet form to English literature (1503-1542)
    Wyatt; Sir Thomas Wyatt; Sir Thomas Wyat.

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eric_arthur_blair

  • noun imaginative British writer concerned with social justice (1903-1950)
    George Orwell; Eric Blair; Orwell.

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roth

  • noun United States writer whose novels portray middle-class Jewish life (born in 1933)
    Philip Milton Roth; Philip Roth.

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north

  • noun the region of the United States lying to the north of the Mason-Dixon line
  • noun the United States (especially the northern states during the American Civil War)
    Union.
    • he has visited every state in the Union
    • Lee hoped to detach Maryland from the Union
    • the North's superior resources turned the scale

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fielding

  • noun (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
  • noun English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
    Henry Fielding.

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david_ben_gurion

  • noun Israeli statesman (born in Poland) and active Zionist who organized resistance against the British after World War II; prime minister of Israel (1886-1973)
    Ben Gurion; David Grun.

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suharto

  • noun Indonesian statesman who seized power from Sukarno in 1967 (born in 1921)

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aristophanes

  • noun an ancient Greek dramatist remembered for his comedies (448-380 BC)

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ernst_theodor_amadeus_hoffmann

  • noun German writer of fantastic tales (1776-1822)
    Hoffmann; E. T. A. Hoffmann; Ernst Theodor Wilhelm Hoffmann.

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samuel_beckett

  • noun a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
    Beckett.

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nelson_rolihlahla_mandela

  • noun South African statesman who was released from prison to become the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 (born in 1918)
    Nelson Mandela; Mandela.

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rushdie

  • noun British writer of novels who was born in India; one of his novels is regarded as blasphemous by Muslims and a fatwa was issued condemning him to death (born in 1947)
    Ahmed Salman Rushdie; Salman Rushdie.

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lope_felix_de_vega_carpio

  • noun prolific Spanish playwright (1562-1635)
    Lope de Vega; Vega.

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cooper

  • noun United States industrialist who built the first American locomotive; founded Cooper Union in New York City to offer free courses in the arts and sciences (1791-1883)
    Peter Cooper.
  • noun United States film actor noted for his portrayals of strong silent heroes (1901-1961)
    Gary Cooper; Frank Cooper.

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julius_caesar

  • noun conqueror of Gaul and master of Italy (100-44 BC)
    Caesar; Gaius Julius Caesar.

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howard_lindsay

  • noun United States playwright who collaborated with Russel Crouse on several musicals (1889-1931)
    Lindsay.

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timothy_miles_bindon_rice

  • noun English lyricist who frequently worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber (born in 1944)
    Rice; Sir Tim Rice.

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alan_stewart_paton

  • noun South African writer (1903-1988)
    Paton; Alan Paton.

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wilhelm_karl_grimm

  • noun the younger of the two Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories (1786-1859)
    Wilhelm Grimm; Grimm.

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another

  • adjective satellite any of various alternatives; some other
    some other.
    • put it off to another (or some other) day

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erle_stanley_gardner

  • noun writer of detective novels featuring Perry Mason (1889-1970)
    Gardner.

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o'hara

  • noun United States writer (1905-1970)
    John Henry O'Hara.

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joseph_conrad

  • noun English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
    Conrad; Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski.

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historiography

  • noun a body of historical literature
  • noun the writing of history

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wharton

  • noun United States novelist (1862-1937)
    Edith Newbold Jones Wharton; Edith Wharton.

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aleksandr_solzhenitsyn

  • noun Soviet writer and political dissident whose novels exposed the brutality of Soviet labor camps (born in 1918)
    Solzhenitsyn; Alexander Isayevich Solzhenitsyn; Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn.

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f._scott_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald.

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barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; James Barrie.

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joel_harris

  • noun United States author who wrote the stories about Uncle Remus (1848-1908)
    Harris; Joel Chandler Harris.

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francis_turner_palgrave

  • noun English poet (1824-1897)
    Palgrave.

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john_barrington_wain

  • noun English writer (1925-1994)
    John Wain; Wain.

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george_william_russell

  • noun Irish writer whose pen name was A.E. (1867-1935)
    A.E.; Russell.

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hammerstein

  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
    Oscar Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein II.

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murder

  • noun unlawful premeditated killing of a human being by a human being
    slaying; execution.
  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    off; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered

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ralph_waldo_ellison

  • noun United States novelist who wrote about a young Black man and his struggles in American society (1914-1994)
    Ralph Ellison; Ellison.

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italo_calvino

  • noun Italian writer of novels and short stories (born in Cuba) (1923-1987)
    Calvino.

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john_greenleaf_whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    Whittier.

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william_shakspere

  • noun English poet and dramatist considered one of the greatest English writers (1564-1616)
    Bard of Avon; Shakspere; Shakespeare; William Shakespeare.

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dean_gooderham_acheson

  • noun United States statesman who promoted the Marshall Plan and helped establish NATO (1893-1971)
    Acheson; Dean Acheson.

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word-painter

  • noun a writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power

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horace_walpole

  • noun English writer and historian; son of Sir Robert Walpole (1717-1797)
    Walpole; Horatio Walpole; Fourth Earl of Orford.

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mercy

  • noun leniency and compassion shown toward offenders by a person or agency charged with administering justice
    mercifulness; clemency.
    • he threw himself on the mercy of the court
  • noun a disposition to be kind and forgiving
    mercifulness.
    • in those days a wife had to depend on the mercifulness of her husband

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demosthenic

  • adjective of or relating to Demosthenes or his oratory

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shepard

  • noun United States author of surrealistic allegorical plays (born in 1943)
    Sam Shepard.
  • noun astronaut who made the first United States' suborbital rocket-powered flight in 1961 (1923-1998)
    Alan Shepard; Alan Bartlett Shepard Jr..

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sir_james_matthew_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; James Barrie; Barrie.

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anton_pavlovich_chekhov

  • noun Russian dramatist whose plays are concerned with the difficulty of communication between people (1860-1904)
    Chekhov; Anton Chekhov; Anton Pavlovich Chekov; Chekov; Anton Chekov.

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carroll

  • noun English author; Charles Dodgson was an Oxford don of mathematics who is remembered for the children's stories he wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll (1832-1898)
    Dodgson; Charles Lutwidge Dodgson; Lewis Carroll; Reverend Dodgson; Charles Dodgson.

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historical

  • adjective of or relating to the study of history
    • historical scholars
    • a historical perspective
  • adjective satellite having once lived or existed or taken place in the real world as distinct from being legendary
    • the historical Jesus
    • doubt that a historical Camelot every existed
    • actual historical events

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mary_flannery_o'connor

  • noun United States writer (1925-1964)
    Flannery O'Connor; O'Connor.

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vicomte_de_chateaubriand

  • noun French statesman and writer; considered a precursor of the romantic movement in France (1768-1848)
    Chateaubriand; Francois Rene Chateaubriand.

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kaunda

  • noun statesman who led Northern Rhodesia to full independence as Zambia in 1964 and served as Zambia's first president (1924-1999)
    Kenneth David Kaunda; Kenneth Kaunda.

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fashion

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; manner; way; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun characteristic or habitual practice

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rewrite

  • noun something that has been written again
    rescript; revision.
    • the rewrite was much better
  • verb write differently; alter the writing of
    • The student rewrote his thesis

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allen_ginsberg

  • noun United States poet of the beat generation (1926-1997)
    Ginsberg.

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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chaim_weizmann

  • noun Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
    Weizmann; Chaim Azriel Weizmann.

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edmond_hoyle

  • noun English writer on card games (1672-1769)
    Hoyle.

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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reyes

  • noun Chilean poet (1904-1973)
    Pablo Neruda; Neftali Ricardo Reyes; Neruda.

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elizabeth_barrett_browning

  • noun English poet best remembered for love sonnets written to her husband Robert Browning (1806-1861)
    Browning.

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williams

  • noun United States country singer and songwriter (1923-1953)
    Hiram Williams; Hiram King Williams; Hank Williams.
  • noun English philosopher credited with reviving the field of moral philosophy (1929-2003)
    Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; Sir Bernard Williams.

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george_sand

  • noun French writer known for works concerning women's rights and independence (1804-1876)
    Sand; Amandine Aurore Lucie Dupin; Baroness Dudevant.

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cincinnatus

  • noun Roman statesman regarded as a model of simple virtue; he twice was called to assume dictatorship of Rome and each time retired to his farm (519-438 BC)
    Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus.

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chaim_azriel_weizmann

  • noun Israeli statesman who persuaded the United States to recognize the new state of Israel and became its first president (1874-1952)
    Chaim Weizmann; Weizmann.

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francis_scott_key_fitzgerald

  • noun United States author whose novels characterized the Jazz Age in the United States (1896-1940)
    Fitzgerald; F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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stevenson

  • noun Scottish author (1850-1894)
    Robert Louis Stevenson; Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson.
  • noun United States politician and diplomat (1900-1968)
    Adlai Ewing Stevenson; Adlai Stevenson.

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mrs._humphrey_ward

  • noun English writer of novels who was an active opponent of the women's suffrage movement (1851-1920)
    Mary Augusta Arnold Ward; Ward.

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andre_malraux

  • noun French novelist (1901-1976)
    Malraux.

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tristan_tzara

  • noun French poet (born in Romania) who was one of the cofounders of the dada movement (1896-1963)
    Samuel Rosenstock; Tzara.

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john_ernst_steinbeck

  • noun United States writer noted for his novels about agricultural workers (1902-1968)
    John Steinbeck; Steinbeck.

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cassius_longinus

  • noun prime mover in the conspiracy against Julius Caesar (died in 42 BC)
    Cassius; Gaius Cassius Longinus.

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calderon_de_la_barca

  • noun Spanish poet and dramatist considered one of the great Spanish writers (1600-1681)
    Pedro Calderon de la Barca; Calderon.

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sir_henry_morton_stanley

  • noun Welsh journalist and explorer who led an expedition to Africa in search of David Livingstone and found him in Tanzania in 1871; he and Livingstone together tried to find the source of the Nile River (1841-1904)
    Stanley; John Rowlands; Henry M. Stanley.

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luce

  • noun United States publisher of magazines (1898-1967)
    Henry Robinson Luce; Henry Luce.
  • noun United States playwright and public official (1902-1987)
    Clare Booth Luce.

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multisyllabic

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cummings

  • noun United States writer noted for his typographically eccentric poetry (1894-1962)
    e. e. cummings; Edward Estlin Cummings.

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conrad

  • noun English novelist (born in Poland) noted for sea stories and for his narrative technique (1857-1924)
    Joseph Conrad; Teodor Josef Konrad Korzeniowski.

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morality

  • noun concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct
  • noun motivation based on ideas of right and wrong
    ethics; ethical motive; morals.

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zealand

  • noun the largest island of Denmark and the site of Copenhagen
    Sjaelland; Seeland.

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broadcast

  • noun message that is transmitted by radio or television
  • noun a radio or television show
    program; programme.
    • did you see his program last night?

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de_quincey

  • noun English writer who described the psychological effects of addiction to opium (1785-1859)
    Thomas De Quincey.

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oscar_hammerstein

  • noun United States lyricist who collaborated on many musical comedies (most successfully with Richard Rodgers) (1895-1960)
    Hammerstein; Oscar Hammerstein II.

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richard_horatio_edgar_wallace

  • noun English writer noted for his crime novels (1875-1932)
    Edgar Wallace; Wallace.

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lewis

  • noun United States rock star singer and pianist (born in 1935)
    Jerry Lee Lewis.
  • noun United States athlete who won gold medals at the Olympics for his skill in sprinting and jumping (born in 1961)
    Frederick Carleton Lewis; Carl Lewis.

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oliver_goldsmith

  • noun Irish writer of novels and poetry and plays and essays (1728-1774)
    Goldsmith.

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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dog

  • noun a member of the genus Canis (probably descended from the common wolf) that has been domesticated by man since prehistoric times; occurs in many breeds
    domestic dog; Canis familiaris.
    • the dog barked all night
  • noun a dull unattractive unpleasant girl or woman
    frump.
    • she got a reputation as a frump
    • she's a real dog

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leaflet

  • noun a thin triangular flap of a heart valve
    cusp.
  • noun part of a compound leaf

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david_john_moore_cornwell

  • noun English writer of novels of espionage (born in 1931)
    John le Carre; le Carre.

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durrell

  • noun English writer of Irish descent who spent much of his life in Mediterranean regions (1912-1990)
    Lawrence Durrell; Lawrence George Durrell.

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mary_godwin_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; Shelley; Mary Shelley.

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isherwood

  • noun United States writer (born in England) whose best known novels portray Berlin in the 1930's and who collaborated with W. H. Auden in writing plays in verse (1904-1986)
    Christopher Isherwood; Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood.

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alcaeus

  • noun Greek lyric poet of Lesbos; reputed inventor of Alcaic verse (611-580 BC)

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carew

  • noun Englishman and Cavalier poet whose lyric poetry was favored by Charles I (1595-1639)
    Thomas Carew.

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symonds

  • noun English writer (1840-1893)
    John Addington Symonds.

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numerousness

  • noun a large number
    multiplicity; numerosity.

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lewis

An iron dovetailed tenon, made in sections, which can be fitted into a dovetail mortise; -- used in hoisting large stones, etc.

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helen_keller

  • noun United States lecturer and writer who was blind and deaf from the age of 19 months; Anne Sullivan taught her to read and write and speak; Helen Keller graduated from college and went on to champion the cause of blind and deaf people (1880-1968)
    Helen Adams Keller; Keller.

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radio

  • noun medium for communication
    wireless; radiocommunication.
  • noun an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    receiving set; wireless; radio receiver; tuner; radio set.

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mickey_spillane

  • noun United States writer of popular detective novels (born in 1918)
    Frank Morrison Spillane; Spillane.

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sherwood_anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Anderson.

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powell

  • noun United States general who was the first African American to serve as chief of staff; later served as Secretary of State under President George W. Bush (born 1937)
    Colin Powell; Colin luther Powell.
  • noun English physicist who discovered the pion (the first known meson) which is a subatomic particle involved in holding the nucleus together (1903-1969)
    Cecil Frank Powell.

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mary_wollstonecraft_shelley

  • noun English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)
    Shelley; Mary Shelley; Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley.

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arthur_conan_doyle

  • noun British author who created Sherlock Holmes (1859-1930)
    A. Conan Doyle; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; Conan Doyle.

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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martha_beatrice_potter_webb

  • noun English writer and a central member of the Fabian Society (1858-1943)
    Webb; Beatrice Webb.

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folder

  • noun a small book usually having a paper cover
    brochure; booklet; leaflet; pamphlet.
  • noun covering that is folded over to protect the contents

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whittier

  • noun United States poet best known for his nostalgic poems about New England (1807-1892)
    John Greenleaf Whittier.

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musset

  • noun French poet and writer (1810-1857)
    Alfred de Musset; Louis Charles Alfred de Musset.

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pitt_the_younger

  • noun English statesman and son of Pitt the Elder (1759-1806)
    Pitt; Second Earl of Chatham; William Pitt.

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jinnah

  • noun Indian statesman who was the founder of Pakistan as a Muslim state (1876-1948)
    Muhammad Ali Jinnah.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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marshall_mcluhan

  • noun Canadian writer noted for his analyses of the mass media (1911-1980)
    McLuhan; Herbert Marshall McLuhan.

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pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

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gaius_plinius_secundus

  • noun Roman author of an encyclopedic natural history; died while observing the eruption of Vesuvius (23-79)
    Pliny the Elder; Pliny.

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du

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film_writer

  • noun someone who writes screenplays
    screenwriter.

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donald_barthelme

  • noun United States author of sometimes surrealistic stories (1931-1989)
    Barthelme.

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li_po

  • noun Chinese lyric poet (700-762)

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yeardley

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moore

  • noun United States composer of works noted for their use of the American vernacular (1893-1969)
    Douglas Moore.
  • noun English actor and comedian who appeared on television and in films (born in 1935)
    Dudley Stuart John Moore; Dudley Moore.

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molnar

  • noun Hungarian playwright (1878-1952)
    Ferenc Molnar.

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elegist

  • noun the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead

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sir_winston_leonard_spenser_churchill

  • noun British statesman and leader during World War II; received Nobel prize for literature in 1953 (1874-1965)
    Churchill; Winston Churchill; Winston S. Churchill.

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milne

  • noun English writer of stories for children (1882-1956)
    Alan Alexander Milne; A. A. Milne.

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james_augustine_aloysius_joyce

  • noun influential Irish writer noted for his many innovations (such as stream of consciousness writing) (1882-1941)
    James Joyce; Joyce.

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jackson

  • noun English film actress who later became a member of British Parliament (born in 1936)
    Glenda Jackson.
  • noun United States singer who began singing with his four brothers and later became a highly successful star during the 1980s (born in 1958)
    Michael Joe Jackson; Michael Jackson.

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reference

  • noun a remark that calls attention to something or someone
    mention.
    • she made frequent mention of her promotion
    • there was no mention of it
    • the speaker made several references to his wife
  • noun a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
    acknowledgment; mention; citation; credit; cite; quotation.
    • the student's essay failed to list several important citations
    • the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book
    • the article includes mention of similar clinical cases

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hammett

  • noun United States writer of hard-boiled detective fiction (1894-1961)
    Dashiell Hammett; Samuel Dashiell Hammett.

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carlos_fuentes

  • noun Mexican novelist (born in 1928)
    Fuentes.

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gorbachev

  • noun Soviet statesman whose foreign policy brought an end to the Cold War and whose domestic policy introduced major reforms (born in 1931)
    Mikhail Gorbachev; Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev.

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vladimir_nabokov

  • noun United States writer (born in Russia) (1899-1977)
    Vladimir vladimirovich Nabokov; Nabokov.

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anderson

  • noun United States author whose works were frequently autobiographical (1876-1941)
    Sherwood Anderson.
  • noun United States physicist who studied the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems (1923-)
    Philip Warren Anderson; Philip Anderson; Phil Anderson.

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clarence_shepard_day_jr.

  • noun United States writer best known for his autobiographical works (1874-1935)
    Clarence Day; Day.

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butler

  • noun a manservant (usually the head servant of a household) who has charge of wines and the table
    pantryman.
  • noun English novelist who described a fictitious land he called Erewhon (1835-1902)
    Samuel Butler.

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gaboriau

  • noun French writer considered by some to be a founder of the detective novel (1832-1873)
    Emile Gaboriau.

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gunter_grass

  • noun German writer of novels and poetry and plays (born 1927)
    Grass; Gunter Wilhelm Grass.

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andre_maurois

  • noun French writer best known for his biographies (1885-1967)
    Maurois; Emile Herzog.

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cocteau

  • noun French writer and film maker who worked in many artistic media (1889-1963)
    Jean Cocteau.

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jensen

  • noun modernistic Danish writer (1873-1950)
    Johannes Vilhelm Jensen.

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coleridge

  • noun English romantic poet (1772-1834)
    Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

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boris_pasternak

  • noun Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)
    Pasternak; Boris Leonidovich Pasternak.

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james_barrie

  • noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860-1937)
    James Matthew Barrie; J. M. Barrie; Sir James Matthew Barrie; Barrie.

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tasso

  • noun Italian poet who wrote an epic poem about the capture of Jerusalem during the First Crusade (1544-1595)
    Torquato Tasso.

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