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Word-painter   /wərd-pˈeɪntər/   Listen
Word-painter

noun
1.
A writer of vivid or graphic descriptive power.






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... dogmatism and of blustering conceit." The Quarterly, after alluding to Carlyle's style "as the eccentric expression of eccentricity," denounces his choice of "heroes" as reckless of morality. According to the same authority, he "was not a deep thinker, but he was a great word-painter ... he has the inspiration as well as the contortions of the Sibyl, the strength as well as the nodosities of the oak. ... In the French Revolution he rarely condescends to plain narrative ... it resembles a drama at the Porte St. Martin, ...
— Thomas Carlyle - Biography • John Nichol



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