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Latin litterārius of reading and writing from littera, lītera letter letter
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From French littéraire.
This year may be taken as the beginning of his literary activity and public life.
In addition to his lecturing, Leo found time for much literary and political work.
The language of her country novels is the genuine patois of middle France rendered in a literary form.
Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlin celebrated the 17th of June by giving a picnic to their literary friends.
Hutton took charge of the literary side of the paper, and by degrees his own articles became and remained up to the last one of the best-known features of serious and thoughtful English journalism.
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