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- n. A writer of paragraphs.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A paragrapher.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who writes paragraphs; a paragrapher; specifically, one who writes paragraphs for newspapers.
The "paragraphist," according to Willis, was lodging in the most crowded part of Holborn, in an uncarpeted and bleak-looking room, with a deal table, two or three chairs, and a few books.
"The long sustained deception has been dropped," says a paragraphist, "and the young man who assumed the name of 'Madame Zoyara' is now to be seen in correct masculine attire."
I have not been a paragraphist for nothing: the sale was a success.
After I returned to England an irresponsible paragraphist informed the
Willis called "a young paragraphist for the Morning Chronicle."
The personal paragraphist of 1749 was perhaps no less inaccurate than his descendant of to-day.
As he had only taken a ticket to Montreal, the latter part of the announcement, although it happened to be true, was an absolute invention on the part of the light-hearted paragraphist who had penned it.
The best paragraphist in the English language for the essay is Macaulay, the best model to follow for the oratorical style is Edmund Burke and for description and narration probably the greatest master of paragraph is the American Goldsmith, Washington Irving.
He arrays himself in court dress at the palaces of kings, receives honorary degrees at Universities, and is kept before the public by the newspaper paragraphist, without wincing or pretending to dislike it.
Bettina and her father had arranged that the fact should be kept from the society paragraphist.
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