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 (bŏz′wĕl′, -wəl)
An assiduous and devoted admirer, student, and recorder of another's words and deeds.

[After James Boswell.]

Bos′well·ize′ (-īz′) v.


(Biography) James. 1740–95, Scottish author and lawyer, noted particularly for his Life of Samuel Johnson (1791)
Boswellian adj


(ˈbɒzˌwɛl, -wəl)

1. James, 1740–95, Scottish author: biographer of Samuel Johnson.
2. any devoted biographer of a specific person.
Bos•well′i•an, adj.
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Noun1.Boswell - Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)Boswell - Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
2.Boswell - a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds
admirer, booster, protagonist, supporter, champion, friend - a person who backs a politician or a team etc.; "all their supporters came out for the game"; "they are friends of the library"
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The imagination thrills, and Heaven knows what figures people still its broad stream, Doctor Johnson with Boswell by his side, an old Pepys going on board a man-o'-war: the pageant of English history, and romance, and high adventure.
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