literature

Part of speech: noun

Written or printed works of superior merit; learning.

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Usage examples "literature":

  1. The English girl gasped, for she knew something of her own literature. - "Home Life in Germany", Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick.
  2. For literature in general, we are pretty well disposed. - "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
  3. It was but the other day that he spoke at the Academy dinner, and those who heard him then heard him at his best; and those who did not hear him, but only read his words, felt how fortunate it was that there should be such a man to speak for literature on such an occasion. - "Stories of Authors, British and American", Edwin Watts Chubb.