from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The composer of an elegy.
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- n. A writer of funeral songs; one who writes in elegiac verse.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A write of elegies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writer of elegies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead
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And of all those writers—Zweig, Musil, Schnitzler, Kafka, Hofmannsthal, Kraus, Canetti, the list goes on—the supreme elegist of the Dual Monarchy was Joseph Roth.
Two young women were in attendance, as was — in spirit only — William Cullen Bryant, poetical elegist of an Indian maiden thwarted in love who, legend said, had thrown herself off a precipice of this same mountain.
The elegist of one of her daughters by an earlier marriage referred to her flatteringly as “sweet mother Scribonia.”
He can sound like the elegist of rural old imperial England, but he can sting in the present tense too, on matters from Princess Di to the \ "scream of rocket-burn\" in the war on Iraq.
He can sound like the elegist of rural old imperial England, but he can sting in the present tense too, on matters from Princess Di to the "scream of rocket-burn" in the war on Iraq.
Euripides was a contemporary of Sophocles but not a politician himself; he was an occasional diplomat and elegist of the glorious dead, but his dyspeptic feelings about the world — during a war against Sparta that Athens was beginning to lose — are clear from all his plays, not least this last of Carson's trilogy.
What if the elegist fled his fame, and then had to face one last request for a poem, a request he could neither honor nor ignore...
Immediately, a character sprang into mind: a professional elegist, someone who gained great fame from writing elegies, a popular poet in the mold of Edgar Guest.
His transformation into an elegist of the martyrs in such poems as "Easter, 1916," "Sixteen Dead Men," and "The Rose Tree" thus has a particular strangeness.
There were two inquisitors more relentless than the others; first, the little scrubby fellow who claimed for his share all the houris of a Mussulman's palace; another, the great elegist from the provinces.