Part of speech: noun

A writer of essays.

Part of speech: noun

One who makes an attempt.

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Usage examples "essayist":

  1. Last of all comes the essayist, or writer pure and simple, who reaps the harvest so laboriously prepared. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete", Filson Young.
  2. And all the time the essayist is dropping phrases which surely are unforgettable, striking us alike by their truth and their pregnance-" this beautiful, wild, feline poetry, wild because left to range the wilds." - "Personality in Literature", Rolfe Arnold Scott-James.
  3. You seem as vague as your essayist. - "That Fortune", Charles Dudley Warner Last Updated: February 22, 2009.