American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A writer of essays.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer of an essay; one who practises the writing of essays.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A writer of an essay, or of essays.
- n. a writer of literary works
- From essay + -ist (Wiktionary)
“(Pick any male essayist from the 19th or 20th century, for that matter.)”
“Jack London, the brilliant young author and essayist, is receiving congratulations upon the advent of a daughter.”
“Like Deni said - blogs ain't for the faint of heart - at least for anyone who isn't an 'essayist' - and I'll go to the head of the line on that.”
“2 The essayist is not identified in Jackson, Contributors and”
“But in context, it appears to me that the essayist was a little carried away by enthusiasm.”
“An essayist is a lucky person who has found a way to discourse without being interrupted.”
“Yet it is true that the essayist is the most sensitive of all writers to public opinion.”
“The essayist is a gentleman who chats to a world of gentlemen, and whose chat is shaped and coloured by a sense of what he owes to his company.”
“The essayist is a kind of poet in prose, and if questioned harshly as to his uses, he might be unable to render a better apology for his existence than a flower might.”
“I'd stick with "essayist" and "economist" and let the factions fight over you as they wish.”
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