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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An assiduous and devoted admirer, student, and recorder of another's words and deeds.
  • Boswell, James 1740-1795. British lawyer, diarist, and writer renowned as the biographer of Samuel Johnson.

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  • proper n. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin from Beuzeville in France.
  • proper n. James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson.
  • n. A devoted admirer and recorder of a person's words and deeds.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
  • n. a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

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After James Boswell.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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