man-of-letters

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man-of-letters

  1. attributive form of man of letters
    • 1997, in A. S. Byatt and Peter Porter (editors), New Writing 6,[1] Vintage, ISBN 9780099545514, page 183:
      The old-fashioned man-of-letters approach of the likes of Professor Lord Pinkrose is now happily behind us.
    • 1987, Deirdre David, Intellectual Women and Victorian Patriarchy: Harriet Martineau, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, George Eliot,[2] Cornell University Press, ISBN 9780801419652, page 7:
      Too privileged, entering upon their ‘man-of-letters’ inheritance as a birthright, []
    • 2008, Herbert F. Tucker, Epic: Britain’s Heroic Muse, 1790–1910, Oxford University Press US, ISBN 9780199232987, page 302:
      Carlyle in his man-of-letters patronage missed the craft with which the angry Corn-Law rhymester rhymester of The Village Patriarch meant to reclaim the people’s half []