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  • n  a person skilled in exegesis (especially of religious texts)

  • Magritte has no fear, no hate, no love, no regrets, no hope: he is a tranquil man, an illustrator of metaphor, an exegete of domesticated mysteries.
  • Chambers, says Buckley, "was an anti-theory man, a poetnot an exegete.
  • A good example of the critical genre appeared in New York, by de Kooning's longstanding friend, exegete and collector, Thomas Hess.

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