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  • n. Plural form of biographer.


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  • Lots of competent Franklin biographers and Colonial/Revolution historians (including Thomas Fleming, H.W. Brands, and Gordon Wood, among others) sharing comments, interspersed with actors reading historical documents in character.

    Archive 2006-08-01

  • This episode, but faintly alluded to heretofore by the biographers, is recounted in some family papers from which we are allowed to quote.

    Jane Austen: Her Homes and Her Friends

  • If it has not been formally denied him; if, even among those whom we term his biographers, some have conceded modesty as pertaining to Lord Byron's genius, they have done so timidly; and have at the same time indirectly denied it by accusing him of pride.

    Lord Byron jugé par les témoins de sa vie. English

  • Throughout his life, Peckitt never referred directly to popular perceptions of glass-painting or - staining as a lost art, but he did note it as an unusual practice. reference He described his skill as one learned through years of experiment, andconsensus among his biographers is that this is true; the traditions of glass painting that had flourished in medieval York were long dead by the eighteenth century. 1 Apparently, Peckitt's interest began when he was young; at age 2, he had sufficient confidence in his abilities to advertise in a local newspaper. 2 The city leaders encouraged his work, awarding him the Freedom of the City two years later. 3

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Taraborrelli does a lot of things I don’t like in biographers, making up conversations and such, but he does present Taylor’s life in an inspiring way — as a series of struggles which ultimately make her stronger as the years go by.

    2009 August :

  • His biographers are a distinguished group, and they can show literary talents that he did not possess.

    Alexander Hamilton, American

  • Among the many miracles St. Anthony wrought in the conversion of heretics, the three most noted recorded by his biographers are the following:

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • But the evening news and 'biographers' (who's parent companies own NYT, CNN, FOX, etc.) taking story after story of how this president rose above this and that to become the first blah, blah, blah.

    Election Central | Talking Points Memo | Huckabee: "Don't Mormons Believe That Jesus And The Devil Are Brothers?"

  • I replied, "but I do not think they are the best kind of biographers, for you see, Walter, sons cannot well tell the faults and weaknesses of their fathers, and so filial biographies are often rather insipid performances."

    The Recreations of a Country Parson

  • We shall all be saved the tedium of aspiring 'biographers' pawing over and 'interpreting' letters about a deeply personal relationship that were never intended to be read and disected by strangers. news business sport the Daily Telegraph newspaper Sunday Telegraph


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