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  • noun Archaic form of authoress.

Etymologies

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authour +‎ -ess

Examples

  • The part which depends on the imagination is very well supplied, as you will find when you read the paper; for descriptions of life, there is now a treaty almost made with an authour and an authouress; and the province of criticism and literature they are very desirous to assign to the commentator on Virgil.

    Life Of Johnson

  • I am sure the book shows throughout an earnest desire in the authouress or authouresses, to benefit her readers both for time and eternity, there are many books of which we cannot say as much.

    Diary, August 8, 1859-May 15, 1865.

  • The part which depends on the imagination is very well supplied, as you will find when you read the paper; for descriptions of life, there is now a treaty almost made with an authour and an authouress; and the province of criticism and literature they are very desirous to assign to the commentator on Virgil.

    Life of Johnson, Volume 1 1709-1765

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