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Definition of 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

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

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

I grew up poor in crappy situations... various crappy situations. What kept me sane was reading and music. I had so many different literary tastes growing up, be it fiction like Stephen King or Piers Anthony or non-fiction like reading Hunter S. Thompson essays or reading the Beats. I was a huge fan of the Beat movement.
Corey Taylor

When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons. We cease to grow.
Anais Nin

For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete.
Lafcadio Hearn
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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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