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man of letters

A man who is well-versed in literature and related scholarly pursuits. As a man of letters, the professor could easily speak for hours on the works of Shakespeare.
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a man (or woman) of letters

a scholar or writer.
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These have been enduring characteristics of the intellectual, and perhaps they serve as well to distinguish the species from the man of letters it supplanted.
Nevertheless, it is important that this error be corrected, lest it lead to a misinterpretation of Donne posing deliberately as a man of letters, rather than in the more conventional posture of melancholic gentleman armed with sword.
Man Of Letters won an average seven- furlong maiden at Musselburgh and caught the eye last time when trying 10 furlongs at Leicester, where he was just caught by Sound Of Fleet The colt saw out the trip but just found one too good and he is fancied to do better here.
Writing, in his unfinished autobiographical fragment, A Little Learning (1964), of his father, Arthur Waugh, he described him as a Man of Letters, belonging to 'a category like the Maiden aunt's, that is now almost extinct'.
Malvasia (1616-1693) was a Bolognese lawyer and man of letters, who carefully researched the lives of these artists, collecting and publishing primary sources and gathering anecdotal information from eyewitnesses, weaving these into rivetingly detailed biographical narratives.
The 65-year-old claimed the London Evening Standard's column: "Alan Clark's Secret Political Diary" was damaging his reputation as a serious historian and man of letters.
The contingency of his death, even as he was preparing the materials for the latest edition of Sancho's Letters, reflects the enduring fascination this remarkable African man of letters, avid reader and informed commentator, bon vivant and shopkeeper held over Edwards's imagination.
In addition to "Billy Sunday," forty-three more unpublished, uncollected, or unexpurgated poems in the collection enhance the image of Sandburg as a passionate man of letters and crusader for people and causes--social justice, progress for workers.
1809 - 1883) English translator and man of letters.
ISLAMABAD, May 17, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Chairman, Pakistan Academy of Letters (PAL) Fakhar Zaman has expressed his deep sorrow over the death of renowned poet, novelist and critic Qamar Shehbaz and renowned poet, man of letters, Dr.
Man Of Letters won an average seven-furlong maiden at Musselburgh and caught the eye last time when trying 10 furlongs at Leicester, where he was just caught by Sound Of Fleet The colt saw out the trip but just found one too good and he is fancied to do better here.
Barclay was a well-traveled cosmopolitan man of letters.
GOAL-SCORING legend Denis Law became a man of letters last night when he was honoured by his home university.