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[boo k-muh n, -man] /ˈbʊk mən, -ˌmæn/
noun, plural bookmen
[boo k-muh n, -men] /ˈbʊk mən, -ˌmɛn/ (Show IPA)
a studious or learned man; scholar.
a person whose occupation is selling or publishing books.
Origin of bookman
First recorded in 1575-85; book + -man Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • I am not going to give a historical account of The bookman here.

    When Winter Comes to Main Street Grant Martin Overton
  • The bookman is not always killed in a man by service in the field.

    The Creed of the Old South 1865-1915 Basil L. Gildersleeve
  • Only in the lamplit closet of the bookman, the fanatic of first and fine editions, is it remembered and revered.

    Prose Fancies Richard Le Gallienne
  • But the bookman no longer has the opportunity of selecting for a community.

  • I should say I wrote about your book of poems as you will have seen in the bookman.

    William Sharp (Fiona Macleod) Elizabeth A. Sharp
  • It was rather late and our bookman was disinclined to seek a restaurant.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • When one not a bookman publishes a book, he treads the danger-line.

  • The bookman sympathised with him, but asked what was the proposed name.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • This was accomplished with the sage advice of my old playmate, Frank M. Morris, the bookman of Chicago.

    The Dead Men's Song Champion Ingraham Hitchcock
  • This leads me to the story of one of the articles he contributed to The bookman.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday

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