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biographee

Line breaks: biog|raphee
Pronunciation: /bʌɪɒɡrəˈfiː
 
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Definition of biographee in English:

noun

A person who is the subject of a biography.
Example sentences
  • Schuster segues into the novelist's conceit of placing herself into the subjective space of her biographees and this is both unconvincing and irritating.
  • If we want to read biography, however, we will decide which one to read on the basis of the specific biographee (and his/her gender, profession, time period, etc.) not on the basis of the genre itself.
  • And if the lepidopteran Scott has proved a difficult biographee to net, the even more fluttery Zelda is yet trickier to cabin and pin down.

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