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Boswell

[boz-wel, -wuh l]
noun
  1. James,1740–95, Scottish author: biographer of Samuel Johnson.
  2. any devoted biographer of a specific person.
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Related formsBos·well·i·an [boz-wel-ee-uh n] /bɒzˈwɛl i ən/, adjective
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  • "I expect she won't take a fancy to Boswell very early," said Keating.

  • But even in those days as a callow, trusting youth, he'd been smarter than Boswell.

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  • Yet the boldness of the sage, and the cheerfulness of Boswell, carried them through it all. '

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • There is something unsatisfactory in the fact that Boswell was not with Johnson as he died.

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • Why does Boswell yet wear the crown of indivisible supremacy in biography?

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British Dictionary definitions for boswell

Boswell

noun
  1. James . 1740–95, Scottish author and lawyer, noted particularly for his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
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Derived FormsBoswellian (bɒzˈwɛlɪən), adjective
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