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Definition of Literary

Literary

  1. Of or pertaining to letters or literature; pertaining to learning or learned men; as, literary fame; a literary history; literary conversation.
  2. Versed in, or acquainted with, literature; occupied with literature as a profession; connected with literature or with men of letters; as, a literary man.

Literary Quotations

Mysteries and thrillers are not the same things, though they are literary siblings. Roughly put, I would say the distinction is that mysteries emphasize motive and psychology whereas thrillers rely more heavily on action and plot.
Jon Meacham

My favorite book is anything by Kurt Vonnegut - he's my literary hero. I got to meet him several times, which was a great thrill for me. I don't really remember what we talked about.
Steven Wright

The literary depiction of life and its moral dilemmas compel us to use our conscience, to make those infallible distinctions between right and wrong.
F. Sionil Jose

I am a sinner. This is the most accurate definition. It is not a figure of speech, a literary genre. I am a sinner.
Pope Francis

It's funny, because in deference to conventional wisdom, I spent my struggling writer years trying to suppress my naturally baroque literary voice and write clean, spare prose. I finally gave up and embraced my baroque tendencies when I wrote the Kushiel series.
Jacqueline Carey
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Literary Translations

literary in Dutch is letterkundig, litterair, literair
literary in German is literarisch, literarische, literarisch
literary in Hungarian is irodalmi
literary in Italian is letterario
literary in Latin is philologus
literary in Spanish is literario
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