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Johnson, Samuel

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJohnson, SamuelSamuel JohnsonJohnson, Sam‧u‧el /ˈsæmjuəl/  (1709–84), known as Dr Johnson, a British critic and dictionary writer, famous for his Dictionary of the English Language (1755). He was well-known in London society in the 18th century, and considered to be an excellent conversationalist (=his conversation was intelligent, amusing, and interesting). He is often thought of in association with James boswell, who wrote his life story.
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