Boswell [boz-wel, -wuh l] Examples noun

  1. James,1740–95, Scottish author: biographer of Samuel Johnson.
  2. any devoted biographer of a specific person.

Related formsBos·well·i·an [boz-wel-ee-uh n] /bɒzˈwɛl i ən/, adjective Examples from the Web for boswell Contemporary Examples of boswell

  • The Kentucky bard Ed McClanahan once lived in California, where among various endeavors he played Boswell to the Grateful Dead.

    The Stacks: Grateful Dead I Have Known

    Ed McClanahan

    August 30, 2014

  • None of the officials will be able to get their old jobs back, and Boswell will not return as the head of diplomatic security.

    Kerry Reinstates Benghazi Officials Clinton Punished

    Josh Rogin

    August 20, 2013

  • Boswell is a man of the modern West, a spiritual descendant of the Wallace Stegner school of writing.

    A Bar of Paranoid Schizos: Robert Boswell’s ‘Tumbledown’

    Drew Toal

    August 6, 2013

  • “I wanted to make this film because I wanted to inspire people,” Boswell told The Daily Beast.

    Whitney Young Jr., the Boardroom Hero of the Civil Rights Movement

    Nina Strochlic

    February 18, 2013

  • A U.S. official who has read the classified report said Lamb and Boswell were named in that version.

    Benghazi Resignations Begin

    Eli Lake

    December 19, 2012

  • Historical Examples of boswell

  • “I expect she won’t take a fancy to Boswell very early,” said Keating.

    The Gentleman From Indiana

    Booth Tarkington

  • But even in those days as a callow, trusting youth, he’d been smarter than Boswell.

    Zero Data

    Charles Saphro

  • Yet the boldness of the sage, and the cheerfulness of Boswell, carried them through it all. ‘

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • There is something unsatisfactory in the fact that Boswell was not with Johnson as he died.

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • Why does Boswell yet wear the crown of indivisible supremacy in biography?

    James Boswell

    William Keith Leask

  • British Dictionary definitions for boswell Boswell noun

    1. James . 1740–95, Scottish author and lawyer, noted particularly for his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)

    Derived FormsBoswellian (bɒzˈwɛlɪən), adjective

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