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book review

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noun
  1. a critical description, evaluation, or analysis of a book, especially one published in a newspaper or magazine.
  2. a section or page of a newspaper or magazine devoted to such material.

Origin of book review

First recorded in 1860–65
Related formsbook reviewer, nounbook reviewing, noun
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  • There was a book-review in it a few days ago that I—I liked very much.'

  • Whether that it so or not, the book-review is not, as a rule, the place for abstract argument.

  • It is a result, I believe, of a wrong conception of what a book-review should be.

  • He had sold only one book-review, and he was using Corydon's money again.

    Love's Pilgrimage

    Upton Sinclair

  • The cost of the other room was the price of a book-review, and that sometimes meant a whole day of his precious time.

    Love's Pilgrimage

    Upton Sinclair


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