[boz-wel, -wuh l]
- James,1740–95, Scottish author: biographer of Samuel Johnson.
- any devoted biographer of a specific person.
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The Kentucky bard Ed McClanahan once lived in California, where among various endeavors he played Boswell to the Grateful Dead.The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known
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None of the officials will be able to get their old jobs back, and Boswell will not return as the head of diplomatic security.Kerry Reinstates Benghazi Officials Clinton Punished
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Boswell is a man of the modern West, a spiritual descendant of the Wallace Stegner school of writing.A Bar of Paranoid Schizos: Robert Boswell’s ‘Tumbledown’
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“I wanted to make this film because I wanted to inspire people,” Boswell told The Daily Beast.Whitney Young Jr., the Boardroom Hero of the Civil Rights Movement
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A U.S. official who has read the classified report said Lamb and Boswell were named in that version.Benghazi Resignations Begin
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"I expect she won't take a fancy to Boswell very early," said Keating.The Gentleman From Indiana
But even in those days as a callow, trusting youth, he'd been smarter than Boswell.Zero Data
Yet the boldness of the sage, and the cheerfulness of Boswell, carried them through it all. '
There is something unsatisfactory in the fact that Boswell was not with Johnson as he died.
Why does Boswell yet wear the crown of indivisible supremacy in biography?
- James . 1740–95, Scottish author and lawyer, noted particularly for his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
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