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man of letters

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Literature
man of lettersˌman of ˈletters noun (plural men of letters) [countable]  ALa male writer, especially one who writes novels or writes about literature
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man of lettersA man of letters, a man of love and a man of lies.We regret to announce the death of a distinguished man of letters.This was not the relaxed professionalism of the man of letters, but the stringent new professionalism of the academy.The man of letters and the maiden aunt.
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