Definition of 'biography'

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Example sentences containing 'biography'

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How long did it take to research and write your biography of Ruth? Smithsonian Mag (2017)Critics regularly mutter about how hard it is to write literary biography in the 21st century. Times, Sunday Times (2016)About 70,000 copies of the biography were published but it was soon suppressed by the German government. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He wrote widely on subjects from biography and literature to management studies and the history of science. Times, Sunday Times (2011)He spent the rest of his life writing biographies. Kishlansky, Mark A. (editor) Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Volume 1: From the Beginning to 1715 (1995)But the genre of biography is looking somewhat exhausted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She knew that a supreme method of doing this was through the biographies of real people. Davey, Ray Rev. & Cole, John A Channel of Peace (1993)It was an item that had failed to appear in the official biography published four years earlier. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)They are as well worth reading as the biographical works under review and much better history than the previous biographies published. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It is a great new form of literature: biography of a few months in one country. Times, Sunday Times (2013)No doubt the trustees and senior executives are worthy people - their biographies suggest they are. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So it is with biography and particularly royal biography, a genre that does not suffer from publishing neglect. The Times Literary Supplement (2012)Loaded with anecdotes from their crazy early days, this biography features eyewitness accounts telling the story of the band. The Sun (2010)He said he would, but there were three more volumes of his biography and accompanying document collections to complete first. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It is clearly no easy matter to write a biography of a Cold War spy. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)It began in 1986, the year that his biography was published. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These biographies are inevitably peopled by classy actors, but too often they are achingly dull, conventional cinema. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But I managed to correct and amplify an account of his biography and works sufficiently to provide a decent introduction to that edition. The Times Literary Supplement (2013)But there is also a kind of melancholy that sweeps over me when I read the biographies of persons who did not finish the race. Christianity Today (2000)I think it's like the whole history of Italian art in the biography of one person. Susie Gilbert and Jay Shir A TALE OF FOUR HOUSES: Opera at Covent Garden, La Scala, Vienna and the Met since 1945 (2003)


Synonyms of 'biography'

life story, life, record, account

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Translations for 'biography'

British English: biography /baɪˈɒɡrəfɪ/ NOUN
A biography of a person is an account of their life, written by someone else.
...recent biographies of Stalin.
  • American English: biography
  • Arabic: سِيرَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: biografia
  • Chinese: 传记
  • Croatian: biografija
  • Czech: životopis
  • Danish: biografi
  • Dutch: biografie
  • European Spanish: biografía
  • Finnish: elämäkerta
  • French: biographie
  • German: Biografie
  • Greek: βιογραφία
  • Italian: biografia
  • Japanese: 伝記
  • Korean: 전기
  • Norwegian: biografi
  • Polish: biografia
  • European Portuguese: biografia
  • Romanian: biografie
  • Russian: биография
  • Spanish: biografía
  • Swedish: biografi
  • Thai: อัตชีวประวัติ
  • Turkish: yaşam öyküsü
  • Ukrainian: біографія
  • Vietnamese: tiểu sử


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