essayer

Definitions

  • An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
    An art critic that has damaged an artist's painting with his pen, begs to not have his art essays cut up
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n essayer one who tries
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Essayer One who essays.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n essayer One who essays or attempts to do something; one who makes trial.
    • n essayer (es′ ā˙-ėr). One who writes essays; an essayist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Essayer one who essays: a writer of essays
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Quotations

  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret%20Fuller
    “Essays, entitled critical, are epistles addressed to the public, through which the mind of the recluse relieves itself of its impressions.”
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia%20Woolf
    “A good essay must have this permanent quality about it; it must draw its curtain round us, but it must be a curtain that shuts us in not out.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “I found you essay to be good and original. However, the part that was original was not good and the part that was good was not original.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. essai—L. exagium, weighing—exagĕre, to try, examine.

Usage

In literature:

More than once she bestowed the prize upon the essay which seemed to the girls the most crude and unfinished.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
She is severe with all the girls, tears their essays into strips and empties the red ink over them.
"Beatrice Leigh at College" by Julia Augusta Schwartz
I have all the essays and papers my mother wrote when she was a student at Arlington Seminary.
"Elizabeth Hobart at Exeter Hall" by Jean K. Baird
RUSSIAN ESSAYS AND STORIES.
"Werwolves" by Elliott O'Donnell
The measure of Holliday as an author is not, of course, bounded by these collections of essays.
"When Winter Comes to Main Street" by Grant Martin Overton
The scheme and manner of these essays naturally induced a sententious and almost undeveloped manner of writing.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
It is not so easy to write a good essay on the subject.
"Gilbert Keith Chesterton" by Patrick Braybrooke
His essays, many of which were manner without matter, were thoroughly popular.
"Hilaire Belloc" by C. Creighton Mandell
Essays, Moral, Economical, and Political.
"Popular Education" by Ira Mayhew
Though the essay of MM.
"Introduction to the History of Religions" by Crawford Howell Toy
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In poetry:

First Courtier.
Observe the fear-struck king! his staring eyes
Roll horribly. Thrice he essay'd to speak,
And thrice his tongue refused.
"Belshazzar. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
To be unborn were better worth
Than thus to reap distress and pain,
For how essay great things to gain
When struggling in this snare of earth?
"The Dwellers In Clay" by Shlomo ibn Gabirol
'Away, away! let the leech essay
To pour the light on Allan's eyes;'
His sand is done, – his race is run –
Oh! never more shall Allan rise!
"Oscar Of Alva: A Tale" by Lord George Gordon Byron
Raised by the scene, my feeble tongue
Essay'd again the sweets of song:
And thus, in feeble strains and slow,
The loitering numbers 'gan to flow.
"An Irregular Ode, After Sickness" by William Shenstone
Sir Raymond kissed her pale, pale cheek,
And strove, with a warrior's pride,
While an answer of love he essayed to speak,
His flooding tears to hide.
"Sir Raymond And The False Palmer" by Thomas Cooper
Here Pride essays my darts to throw,
But from her hand they ne'er can harm,
For still she turns aside the blow;
Nor Beauty's self with Pride can charm.
"Love" by Jane Bowdler

In news:

A pictorial essay on the growers, sellers and users of legal pot.
The following essay comes from Specialty Records' 1991 collection, "Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers," currently available through Concord Music Group.
Essays in Early Modern Culture by Stephen J Greenblatt Routledge, 188 pp.
Hobbes holds nothing back in 'what's on my mind' tell-all — MSR contributor publishes collection of essays, columns.
Essays on Domestic Abuse, Rape, Relationships and Other Critical Social Issues (Papyrus Publishing, Inc.) is a collection of previously published commentaries and essays by Dwight Hobbes .
In grading college essays, there are certain phrases that I pen so frequently, in red ink, that I've considered having them put onto a rubber stamp, to save myself from writing them repeatedly.
After reading Carreno's essay, I'd have to say that she's already out of the closet.
A guide to one of the most incomprehensible reality shows on television, especially now, and especially for our sex columnist in this exclusive book excerpt from the new essay collection Reality Matters.
There will be a country music concert featuring Jericho Road, Huguenot essay contest winner Julianne Welsh will read her essay, and at 1:30 pm, the pageant will tell the story of Oxford's Huguenots and Nipmucks.
Jess Fralix, a sophomore at East Syracuse Minoa High School, wrote this essay for The Post-Standard's Nov 22 Voices page.
She won an essay contest to name the ship.
Back to The HooK front page ESSAY- Jumbo jetting : Fat flyers should pay up.
Indianapolis (August 20, 2012) – Making another spectacular appearance in The Saturday Evening Post, award-winning author Joyce Carol Oates 's personal essay, "Quilts" is featured in the September issue.
Joyce Carol Oates is the author of numerous novels, short-story collections, essays, plays and books for children.
Allie Clarke, a junior at Chittenango High School, wrote this essay for The Post-Standard's Nov 22 Voices page.
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In science:

As the talks, this introductory essay is intended for young students and non-string theory physicists.
String Theory: A Theory of Unification
In this essay I shall focus on string theory, a possible quantum theory of gravity and moreover expected to be a unified model of all the fundamental interactions.
String Theory: A Theory of Unification
Dembski reaction to Shalizi’s essay was immediate but evasive.
Defining Complexity: A Commentary to a paper by Charles H. Bennett
Teitelboim, in Quantum theory of gravity: Essays in honor of the 60th birthday of Bryce S.
Black holes as boundaries in 2D dilaton supergravity
Coxeter, Twelve Geometric Essays, Southern Illinois University Press, 1968.
Generators of nonassociative simple Moufang loops over finite prime fields
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