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es·say·ist

 (ĕs′ā′ĭst)
n.
A writer of essays.

essayist

(ˈɛseɪɪst)
n
(Professions) a person who writes essays

es•say•ist

(ˈɛs eɪ ɪst)

n.
a writer of essays.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.essayist - a writer of literary worksessayist - a writer of literary works    
author, writer - writes (books or stories or articles or the like) professionally (for pay)
Translations

essayist

[ˈeseɪɪst] N (Literat) → ensayista mf

essayist

[ˈɛseɪɪst] n (= writer) → essayiste mfessay question n (on university exam paper)sujet m de dissertation; (on school exam paper)sujet m de rédaction

essayist

nEssayist(in) m(f)

essayist

[ˈɛseɪɪst] nsaggista m/f
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Lamb, like Wordsworth, still kept the charm of a serenity, [14] a precision, unsurpassed by the quietest essayist of the preceding age.
Dobson's own original work are a sufficient guarantee of the taste and discrimination we may look for in a collection like this, in which the random lightnings of the first of the essayists are grouped under certain heads--"Character Sketches," "Tales and Incidents," "Manners and Fashions," and the like--so as to diminish, for the general reader, the scattered effect of short essays on a hundred various subjects, and give a connected, book-like character to the specimens.
There is no one in Russian literature now, from schoolboy essayist to learned historian, who does not throw his little stone at Alexander for things he did wrong at this period of his reign.
So our great essayist was laid to rest, but it was not until many years had come and gone that a statue in his honor was placed in the Poets' Corner.
For Addison is among the greatest of our essayists.
So all that is said of the wise man by Stoic or Oriental or modern essayist, describes to each reader his own idea, describes his unattained but attainable self.
I tried other essayists, other critics, whom the machinist had in his library, but it was useless; neither Sidney Smith nor Thomas Carlyle could console me; I sighed for more Macaulay and evermore Macaulay.
Our young men shirked their duty, our philosophers and essayists shirked theirs.
A number of eminent poets and essayists, in the course of the last few centuries, have recorded, in their several ways, their opinion that one can have too much of a good thing.
The Philippine Center of the International PEN (Poets and Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will launch 'The Thing with Feathers: My Book of Memories,' the newest nonfiction title from essayist-fictionist Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo.
This edition brings the major works of Swiss poet and essayist Pierre Voelin to anglophone readers for the first time.
Michele Serros, a short story writer, essayist and poet whose wry and witty observations on growing up Mexican-American in Southern California became required reading in many ethnic studies courses, has died at age 48.