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  • n. imaginative or creative writing


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  • Butterflies, moths, naturalists and lepidopterists not only wove through much of his literary work but inspired it.


  • Berlioz finally separated from his once beautiful and worshiped Harriet Smithson, but to the very last supplied her wants as fully as he could out of the meager earnings of his literary work and of musical compositions, which the Paris public, for the most part, did not care to listen to.

    The Great Italian and French Composers

  • One day D.V. Bernard will write a literary work that will earn him the Pulitzer Prize in Literature.

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  • It is evident that Mrs. Botham and Sister Anna looked somewhat disapprovingly upon so much literary work for the mistress of a household, since we find Mary writing in eager defence of her chosen calling.

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  • The writing of these novels, with other literary work we must refer to, passed over the many years of Mrs. Shelley's life until 1837, and saved her from the ennui of a quiet life in London with few friends.

    Mrs Shelley

  • The purpose, then, of the present dissertation, will be to give an account of the language of the Felibres, and to examine critically the literary work of their acknowledged chief and guiding spirit, Frederic Mistral.

    Frederic Mistral

  • Dramatist, novelist, and poet, son of a tradesman, born and ed. in Limerick, he went in 1823 to London, where most of his literary work was produced.

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • During Mother's last illness she was tenderly cared for by an old friend of the family, Dr. Clara Barrus, who then took up the burden of caring for Father, not only safeguarding his health, but helping him in his literary work as well.

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  • Taken altogether, I believe that Sir Walter earned during his own lifetime at least 140,000_l. by his literary work alone, probably more; while even on his land and building combined he did not apparently spend more than half that sum.

    Sir Walter Scott

  • This was the literary work of eight years, during which he had the duties of his Sheriffship, and, after he gave up his practice as a barrister, the duties of his Deputy Clerkship of Session to discharge regularly.

    Sir Walter Scott


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