BIOGRAPHY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of BIOGRAPHY
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 n.  an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life
Classic Sentence:
1  Susan had read nothing, and Fanny longed to give her a share in her own first pleasures, and inspire a taste for the biography and poetry which she delighted in herself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Context  Highlight   In CHAPTER XL
2  In this case I found her biography sandwiched in between that of a Hebrew rabbi and that of a staff-commander who had written a monograph upon the deep-sea fishes.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
3  They were of great service to me, and especially that one incidentally truthful piece of biography of Stapleton's.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By Arthur Conan Doyle
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
4  There was a bookcase in the room; I saw from the backs of the books, that they were about evidence, criminal law, criminal biography, trials, acts of Parliament, and such things.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XXVI
5  Though Levin was not interested in the biography, he could not help listening, and learned some new and interesting facts about the life of the distinguished man of science.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In PART 7: Chapter 3
6  The kind of reading that I have the greatest fondness for is biography.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Context  Highlight   In Chapter XV.
7  The biographies and special national histories are like paper money.
War and Peace(V6) By Leo Tolstoy
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 17: CHAPTER III
8  He drew up prospectuses, translated newspapers, annotated editions, compiled biographies, etc.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—MARIUS POOR
Example Sentence:
1  Hodges wrote an unofficial biography of the artist.
2  The reviewer padded out his review with a lengthy biography of the author.
3  This is the official version of the painter's biography.
4  This new biography is the first to consider fully the writer's gestalt.
5  The biography is woven from the many accounts which exist of things she did.
6  This new biography contains a wealth of previously unpublished material.
7  This is the first official biography of her and it is introduced by her daughter.
8  He dramatized the biography of the basketball star.
9  Nelson Mandela is the subject of a new biography.
10  The usual custom in biography is to begin with the brightest side and to leave the faults to be discovered afterwards.
11  Although this book purports to be a biography of George Washington, many of the incidents are fictitious.