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the arts


  1. imaginative, creative, and nonscientific branches of knowledge considered collectively, esp as studied academically

Example Sentences Including 'the arts'

But Saruman has long studied the arts of the Enemy himself, and thus we have often been able to forestall him.
J.R.R. Tolkien THE LORD OF THE RINGS (2004)
Told him to send invitation to Daniel & Geraldine as they are rich & patronise the arts.
Bénédicte Newland and Pascale Smets AND GOD CREATED THE AU PAIR (2005)
He could hardly be in any better odour with the authorities, given their latest shameful attack on the arts.
Appiganesi, Lisa Dreams of Innocence


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