from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the editorial staff of a newspaper who writes leaders or editorial articles.


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  • On that last text their leader-writer expanded very comfortingly.

    The War of The Worlds

  • On the slender basis thus established by our leader-writer, however, he launches off into the stratosphere, telling us that "there is never a Plan B in Brussels; Plan A is simply re-submitted over and over again until it is accepted."

    It ain't Brussels, stoopid!

  • But, with the idée fix locked in the mind of the leader-writer, that somehow, this land is left idle, to the benefit of diverse flora and fauna, he one assumes prattles on about it affecting "bio-diversity and wildlife conservation" – from which we get a vacuous polemic about the merits of land and food management, and the CAP in general.

    Archive 2007-09-01

  • The worrying thing though, is that the leader-writer probably believed what he I presume wrote, in claiming that the news coverage is "objective".

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Finland having just escaped from the maw of the EU presidency, that is an especially poignant comment and the paper's leader-writer is by no means the only one noting that Germany seems to have adopted an extremely difficult task.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • I thought, 'How much you pride yourself on being degage the reporter, not the leader-writer, and what a mess you make behind the scenes.

    The Quiet American

  • After a short period of waiting in Edinburgh, he became leader-writer on the _Nottingham

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 "Banks" to "Bassoon"

  • A third report maintains with minute circumstantiality that the proprietors of _The Economist_, having come to the conclusion that this journal needs brightening, have decided to entrust the post of principal leader-writer to "CALLISTHENES," and retain the services of the authoress of _The Tunnel_ as financial _feuilleton_ writer.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 156, April 23, 1919

  • He was also leader-writer on the "Times," and on one occasion actually wrote all the leaders of the day's issue.

    The History of "Punch"

  • There was, besides, the amount of "outside" work that came from his pen -- he was leader-writer to the "Illustrated London News," and as such was the literary father of

    The History of "Punch"

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