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Veríssimo

[vuh-ree-si-moo] /vəˈri sɪ mʊ/
noun
1.
Érico Lopes
[e-ri-koo law-puh s] /ˈɛ rɪ kʊ ˈlɔ pəs/ (Show IPA),
1905–75, Brazilian novelist.
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  • The judgment of verissimo upon Machado de Assis differs somewhat from that of his distinguished compatriots.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • In this sense verissimo would deny the existence of a Swiss, or a Belgian, literature.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • According to verissimo, Innocencia is one of the country's few genuinely original novels.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis
  • verissimo goes on to imply that such a work as this merits comparison with the humane books of Tolstoi.

    Brazilian Tales Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis

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