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Boswell +‎ -ism


Boswellism (usually uncountable, plural Boswellisms)

  1. The writing style of James Boswell (1740–1795), Scottish lawyer and writer, best known for his biography of Samuel Johnson.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for Boswellism in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)