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  1. Ambrose (Gwin·nett) [gwi-net], /gwɪˈnɛt/, 1842–1914?, U.S. journalist and short-story writer.

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How to use Bierce in a sentence

  • A partial answer to both questions is to be found in a certain discord between Bierce and his setting.

  • Bierce, paradoxically, combined the bizarre in substance, the severely restrained and compressed in form.

  • But to Bierce's mind, "noble and nude and antique," this mid-Victorian draping and bedecking of "unpleasant truths" was abhorrent.

  • As a satirist Bierce was the best America has produced,xxiv perhaps the best since Voltaire.

British Dictionary definitions for Bierce


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  1. Ambrose (Gwinett). 1842–?1914, US journalist and author of humorous sketches, horror stories, and tales of the supernatural: he disappeared during a mission in Mexico (1913)

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