Boswellize
Boswellian Bos*well"i*an, a. Relating to, or characteristic of, Dr. Johnson's biographer, James Boswell, whose hero worship made his narrative a faithful but often uncritical record of details. -- {Bos"well*ize}, v. i. & t. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • boswellize — boswellism, Boswellism, n. /boz weuh luyz /, v., boswellized, boswellizing. v.t. 1. to write an account of in the detailed manner of Boswell. v.i. 2. to write in the detailed manner of Boswell. Also, Boswellize; esp. Brit., boswellise, Boswellise …   Universalium

  • Boswellize — verb see Boswell I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • boswellize — bos·well·ize …   English syllables

  • boswellize — ˈbäzwəˌlīz verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Usage: often capitalized intransitive verb : to write a biographical account or other study with the method or manner of a Boswell boswellizing for several pages transitive verb : to write of in the manner of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boswell —    , BOSWELLIZE    James Boswell (1740 1795) has been regarded as the foremost biographer in English literature. His great masterpiece was The Life of Samuel Johnson, the great compiler of the English dictionary. Thomas Macaulay ranked the… …   Dictionary of eponyms

  • Boswell — I. noun Etymology: James Boswell Date: 1858 a person who records in detail the life of a usually famous contemporary • Boswellian adjective • Boswellize verb II. biographical name James 1740 1795 Scottish biographer & diarist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bos|well|ize — «BOZ wuh lyz», transitive verb, ized, iz|ing. to write about in the style or manner of James Boswell: »One can t help regretting that Adams never had the time to Boswellize himself and his era (New Yorker) …   Useful english dictionary

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