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li tuh re ree

  • a  of or relating to or characteristic of literature
    literary criticism
  • s  knowledgeable about literature
    a literary style
  • s  appropriate to literature rather than everyday speech or writing
    when trying to impress someone she spoke in an affected literary style

  • Random House had so many literary children it didn't know what to do.
  • As a resident, Novelist David Kaufelt (Six Months with an Older Woman) is fond of explaining, "Hemingway is our first literary ghost, the big marlin in the sea.
  • Author and literary critic Marcel Reich-Ranicki manages to get German TV viewers enthralled about books.
News & Articles


  • Bob Costas in New York Daily News
    Jim McKay was a singular broadcaster,said Bob Costas, who succeeded McKay as the television voice of the Olympics. "He had a reporter's eye, a literary touch and, above all, a personal humanity."
  • Horace Engdahl in Newsweek
    Of course there is powerful literature in all big cultures, but you can't get away from the fact that Europe still is the center of the literary world ...... not the United States,Engdahl said in the interview Tuesday.
  • Bob Costas in
    That is not the mark of an author who thought that he was making illegitimate use of the fruits of someone else's literary labors, but of one who intended to acknowledge a debt of ideas, which he has gone on to express in his own way and for his... Bernard Rix Forbes Mar 28, 2007 58702 78237 literate He brought a reporter's eye, a literate touch, and above all a personal humanity to every assignment," Costas said. "He had a combination of qualities seldom seen in the history of the medium, not just sports."

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