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woman of letters

A woman who is well-versed in literature and related scholarly pursuits. As a woman of letters, the professor could easily speak for hours on the works of Shakespeare.
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All three female authors are originally from the Midwest, dark-haired and lovely, acclaimed, and between the ages of 45 and 65seasoned women of letters.
Randomly flipping through Fish's chosen sentences--by Shakespeare, Milton and Donne, among others--a reader might assume that the book's tone were laudatory, and the book itself yet another homage to great men and women of letters.
Peterson reads her poetry against the grain of this assessment, returning Meynell to a deserved prominence in the history of women of letters.
In my introductory essay I am mentioning favorite lyrics of [begin strikethrough]the[end strikethrough] twelve most important living men and women of letters of England and twelve of the United States.
Heian era women of letters, Sei Shonagon and Murasaki Shikibu, were slated for Valentine's Day, and a multilingual Santa Claus who sounds a bit like Darth Vader came out at Christmas.
Many in the Middle East, particularly its men and women of letters, hate America because it chose to abandon them and their hopes.
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