a biographer whose information is obtained through close observation of, or intimate association with, the subject
Origin: after James Boswell
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Boswell, James 1740-95; Scot. lawyer & writer: biographer of Samuel Johnson
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An assiduous and devoted admirer, student, and recorder of another's words and deeds.
Origin: After James Boswell.
- Bosˈwell·izeˌ verb
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, James 1740-1795.
British lawyer, diarist, and writer renowned as the biographer of Samuel Johnson.
- Bos·wellˈi·an adjective & n.