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biography

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbiographybi‧og‧ra‧phy /baɪˈɒɡrəfi $ -ˈɑːɡ-/ ●●○ noun (plural biographies) 🔊 🔊 1 [countable]TCNSH a book that tells what has happened in someone’s life, written by someone elsebiography of 🔊 Boswell’s biography of Samuel Johnsonsee thesaurus at book2 [uncountable]AL literature that consists of biographiesautobiographybiographical /ˌbaɪəˈɡræfɪkəl◂/ adjective 🔊 biographical information
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biographyShe is the author of several books, including a biography of the artist Salvador Dali.She's the author of three acclaimed biographies.'Paul McCartney: Many Years from Now' is an authorized biography of the former Beatle by Barry Miles.Moral careers, as we have seen, are lives organised around exemplary biographies.But Wyler is barely more visible in his biography than in his films.She wrote the first Kerouac biography in 1973.No biographies have been written about him, and none ever will be.Plowing through this masterpiece of biography, he was haunted by a question.Isaac Deutscher's outstanding biographies of Stalin and TrotskyThis is a competent and well-researched biography.Boswell's biography of Dr JohnsonOdo's biography was written by a monk who had little interest in the miraculous and much in practical virtues.At first, these biographies were simply invented.He has slammed an unauthorised biography which he claims contains 'factual errors'.The third was a lengthy and dully-written biography of a late nineteenth-century general.
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