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Man of letters

British pronunciation/mˈan ɒv lˈɛtəz/
American pronunciation/mˈæn ʌv lˈɛɾɚz/
Man of letters

a male literary author or scholar

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1And becomes the man of letters, the philosopher of politics who is known to posterity.
2He made it, sculpted it, often aided by humanists, or men of letters.
3The charge of treason was dropped when he was found to be insane and hospitalized at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C., where he would in a very peculiar way hold court, a great man of letters at the center of the American capitol, entertaining Elizabeth Bishop and other figures whom we will read.
4Beyond his adventures in Neverland, Barrie wrote of Stevenson that "Some men of letters, not necessarily the greatest, have an indescribable charm to which we give our hearts."
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