What does the word literature mean?

Usage examples for literature

  1. The English girl gasped, for she knew something of her own literature. – Home Life in Germany by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
  2. 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 by Edwin Watts Chubb
  3. For literature in general, we are pretty well disposed. – A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume One by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
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