Boswellian
adjective see Boswell I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boswellian — (ˈ)bäz|welēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: James Boswell died 1795 + English ian 1. : relating to or characteristic of Boswell 2. : characteristic of a Boswell or the writings of a Boswell a Boswellian biography …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boswellian — See Boswell, James. * * * …   Universalium

  • boswellian — bos·well·ian …   English syllables

  • 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.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boswell — Boswellian /boz wel ee euhn/, adj. /boz wel , weuhl/, n. 1. James, 1740 95, Scottish author: biographer of Samuel Johnson. 2. any devoted biographer of a specific person. * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • James Boswell — Infobox Writer name = James Boswell caption = birthdate = birth date|1740|10|29|mf=y birthplace = Edinburgh, Scotland deathdate = death date and age|1795|5|19|1740|10|29|mf=y deathplace = London, England occupation = Lawyer, Diarist, AuthorJames… …   Wikipedia

  • William C. Dowling — (born April 5,1944 in Warner, New Hampshire) is University Distinguished Professor of English and American Literature at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, specializing in eighteenth century English literature, colonial American… …   Wikipedia

  • Biography — For other uses, see Biography (disambiguation). For the Wikipedia policy on biographies of living persons, see Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons. Adi Holzer: Life (1997). The life is like a …   Wikipedia

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