Origin of literary
Examples from the Web for literary
From this attitude he draws a singular comic and literary power.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lacey Noonan's A Gronking to Remember makes 50 Shades of Grey look like Madame Bovary in terms of its literary sophistication.‘A Gronking to Remember’ Speed Read: 8 Naughtiest Bits|Emily Shire|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The goal is to create a literary anatomy of the last century—or, to be precise, from 1900 to 2014.
To reclaim it, he had to move beyond established conventions about how a literary career should be conducted.A Year In The Life of The Canterbury Tales’ Storied Beginnings|Wendy Smith|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.
His animal stories are marvels of sympathetic science and literary exactness.Asa Holmes|Annie Fellows Johnston
This landslide of generosities overwhelmed one of her literary domestics.Christian Science|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
The author was the most delightful and entertaining of literary men of our time, Mr. James Payn.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Harry Furniss
The literary matter that appeared under this title most readers accepted as veracious though anonymous autobiography.The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I|Burton J. Hendrick
She laid no claim to the title of a Blue—she had not the most remote idea of being considered a literary lady.Mark Hurdlestone|Susanna Moodie
British Dictionary definitions for literary
Word Origin for literary
Word Origin and History for literary
1640s, "pertaining to alphabet letters," from French littéraire, from Latin literarius/litterarius "belonging to letters or learning," from littera/litera "letter" (see letter (n.1)). Meaning "pertaining to literature" is attested from 1737.