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diarist

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Pronunciation: /ˈdʌɪərɪst
 
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Definition of diarist in English:

noun

A person who writes a diary.
Example sentences
  • He looks through the eyes of Roman historians, diarists like Samuel Pepys, and novelists like Charles Dickens, Charlotte Bronte and Virginia Woolf.
  • The English diarist James Boswell wrote in 1769, only a year after the Genoese ceded the island to France, of the excellence and diversity of Corsican wines.
  • The motives of the earlier diarists are unknown but an awareness that they were living in turbulent times may have inspired the most celebrated of diarists, Pepys and Evelyn.

Derivatives

diaristic

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Pronunciation: /-ˈrɪstɪk/
adjective
Example sentences
  • There is something cinematically surreal about a number of Wasserman's diaristic scenarios.
  • In Wuthering Heights Catherine Earnshaw's old books and scrawled, diaristic notations discovered by Heathcliff's hapless tenant afford a spiritual channeling scene in which Catherine's ghost is summoned from the beyond.
  • It is relevant that Bishop was an indefatigable keeper of notebooks, a fact that implies approval of diaristic discourse.

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