American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of or relating to an author.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to an author.
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an author (especially a specified author)
- adj. of or by or typical of an author
- From Latin auctor, author; see author. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The relaunching of authors under new names is still done, and sometimes writers can be open about it and sometimes publishers ask them to keep it quiet so that the chain bookstores will not order according to the numbers posted by their “old” auctorial names.”
“Because if there is -- if there's one particle of justice in there anywhere -- it's probably due to auctorial oversight.”
“(I also don't rescue them from their bad decisions: if they screw up, the auctorial angel is not going to rescue them.)”
“Becoming an auctorial construct in some ways is becoming a fictional character.”
“But then on the other hand that's one of my favorite auctorial tricks, so maybe I will just proclaim it a feature and carry on.”
“It amuses the heck out of me, how much it annoys me when I can detect my own auctorial voice heavily present in a sentence or a paragraph.”
“However, it's a list of auctorial tricks that have annoyed me recently, and made me want to stop reading something I might otherwise have enjoyed.”
“Tens of thousands of other works languish in anonymity or auctorial obscurity.”
“No one denies or denigrates his Gulag experiences or auctorial brilliance, but his views on Russian politics and the desirable qualities of the Russian state were not exactly rational.”
“Wharton rarely permitted herself such auctorial intrusions, but these words express her own view of life—after a loveless twenty-eight year marriage to a man who was pretty much as Newland considered his wife May: “so lacking in imagination, so incapable of growth, that the world of her youth had fallen into pieces and rebuilt itself without her ever being conscious of the change.””
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