a written account of another person's life: the biography of Byron by Marchand.
an account in biographical form of an organization, society, theater, animal, etc.
such writings collectively.
the writing of biography as an occupation or field of endeavor.
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How to use biography in a sentence
Barrett didn’t say anything on Tuesday to contradict our understanding of her ideological leanings based on her past rulings, past statements and biography.Why The Amy Coney Barrett Hearings Are Verging On The Absurd | Perry Bacon Jr. (firstname.lastname@example.org) | October 13, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
Republicans, meanwhile, focused mostly on her biography — including her role as a working mother of seven and her Catholic faith — and her credentials, while offering few specifics about her record as a law professor and judge.The Battle Lines Are Set After The First Day Of The Amy Coney Barrett Hearings | Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux (Amelia.Thomson-DeVeaux@abc.com) | October 12, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
She delivered an inspiring biography at one point, reflecting on the sacrifice her mother made to emigrate to the United States.The one debate question we wished the VP candidates were pressed on | Aric Jenkins | October 8, 2020 | Fortune
As Walter Isaacson pointed out in his biography of Benjamin Franklin, Franklin proposed the postal system as a vital network to bond together the 13 disparate colonies.
Serving that end, the book is not an in-depth biography as much as a summary of Galileo’s life and science, plus a thorough recounting of the events leading up to his famous trial.A new Galileo biography draws parallels to today’s science denialism | Tom Siegfried | August 11, 2020 | Science News
The Amazon biography for an author named Papa Faal mentions both Gambia and lists a military record that matches the FBI report.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country | Jacob Siegel | January 6, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
For those unfamiliar with Michals, an annotated biography and useful essays are included.
Did you envision your Pryor biography as extending your previous investigation—aesthetically and historically?How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America | David Yaffe, Scott Saul | December 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Stephen Kotkin's new biography reveals a learned despot who acted cunningly to take advantage of the times.
Watching novelists insult one another is one of the primary pleasures of his biography.
He also published two volumes of American biography, a work which his death abridged.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology | Joel Munsell
Mme. de Chaulieu gave her husband the three children designated in the duc's biography.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z | Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
The biography of great men always has been, and always will be read with interest and profit.Portrait and Biography of Parson Brownlow, The Tennessee Patriot | William Gannaway Brownlow
I like biography far better than fiction myself: fiction is too free.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
The Bookman: "A more entertaining narrative whether in biography or fiction has not appeared in recent years."Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays | Various
British Dictionary definitions for biography
an account of a person's life by another
such accounts collectively
- biographer, noun
- biographical (ˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪkəl) or archaic biographic, adjective
- biographically, adverb
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Cultural definitions for biography
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