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thespianthes‧pi‧an /ˈθespiən/ noun [countable]  formalAPT an actor – sometimes used humorously a distinguished thespianthespian adjective
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thespianHe was, after all, a thespian.We had total rapport, infant and thespian.Sir Richard's own towering performance has also set an example to his thespian colleagues.Murder wasn't a stage performance by the local thespians.Mr Sylvester Stallone, the muscular thespian, is smitten once more.Sister Aimee was a talented thespian as well as a legendarily eloquent preacher.The only difficulty is that thespians are not, on the whole, accustomed to making up their own lines.George attempted a nearly honest living as a part-time thespian, and also as a tutor to the children of wealthy clients.
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