Bierce

noun
United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author

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/bears/, n.
Ambrose (Gwinnett) /gwi net"/, 1842-1914?, U.S. journalist and short-story writer.

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[bi(ə)rs]
Ambrose (Gwinnett) (1842 - c. 1914), U.S. writer, best known for his sardonic short stories that include Cobwebs from an Empty Skull (1874), In the Midst of Life (1898), and The Devil's Dictionary (1911). In 1913, he traveled to Mexico and mysteriously disappeared

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  • BIERCE (A.) — BIERCE AMBROSE (1842 ? 1914) Sa vie, et plus encore sa mort, ont longtemps conféré à Ambrose Bierce plus de célébrité que ses œuvres. Engagé dans le 9e régiment des volontaires d’Indiana, Bierce combat du côté sudiste pendant la guerre de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bierce —   [bɪəs], Ambrose Gwinett, amerikanischer Schriftsteller, * Meigs County (Ohio) 24. 6. 1842, ✝ (verschollen) in Mexiko 1914; als »bitter Bierce« für seine zynisch witzigen Satiren bekannter und einflussreicher Journalist in San Francisco, London… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Bierce — Bierce, Am|brose (1842 ?1914) a US writer famous for his short stories, who disappeared in Mexico and was never found …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bierce — [birs] Ambrose (Gwinett) 1842 1914?; U.S. satirical writer …   English World dictionary

  • Bierce — Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (* 24. Juni 1842 im ländlichen Ohio; † 1914) war ein US amerikanischer Schriftsteller, Journalist und Lebenskünstler. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Leben 2 Einordnung 2.1 Er über sein eigenes Leben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bierce — biographical name Ambrose Gwinnett 1842 ?1914 American author …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Bierce — /bears/, n. Ambrose (Gwinnett) /gwi net /, 1842 1914?, U.S. journalist and short story writer. * * * …   Universalium

  • Bierce —    Mc Plans attack on Windsor, 446; lands at Windsor, 447; retreats, 447 …   The makers of Canada

  • Bierce — [[t]bɪərs[/t]] n. big Ambrose (Gwinnett), 1842–1914?, U.S. author …   From formal English to slang

  • Bierce — /bɪəs/ (say bears) noun Ambrose Gwinett, 1842–1914?, US author and journalist …   Australian English dictionary

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