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    John·son, Samuel
    • 1. (1709–84), British lexicographer, writer, critic, and conversationalist; known as Dr. Johnson. A leading figure in the literary London of his day, he is noted particularly for his Dictionary of the English Language (1755), his edition of Shakespeare (1765), and The Lives of the English Poets (1779–81). James Boswell's biography of Johnson records details of his life and conversation.

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  2. Jan 31, 2019 · On April 15, 1755, Samuel Johnson published his two-volume Dictionary of the English Language. It wasn't the first English dictionary (more than 20 had appeared over the preceding two centuries), but in many ways, it was the most remarkable.

  3. Oct 15, 2013 · Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary of the English Language (1785) A Dictionary of the English language in which the words are deduced from their originals, and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers: to which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar, 6th edition, by Samuel Johnson; 1785 ...

  4. Mar 17, 2023 · Samuel Johnson, byname Dr. Johnson, (born September 18, 1709, Lichfield, Staffordshire, England—died December 13, 1784, London), English critic, biographer, essayist, poet, and lexicographer, regarded as one of the greatest figures of 18th-century life and letters.

  5. The Dictionary of Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson's definition of “Oats” A Dictionary of the English Language was published in two volumes in 1755, six years later than planned but remarkably quickly for so extensive an undertaking.

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    Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. London, W. Strahan, 1773. Image provided with support from the Digital Support Services Team at the University of Florida’s George A. Smathers Libraries

  7. Johnson, Samuel. A Dictionary of the English Language. 1755, 1773. Edited by Beth Rapp Young, Jack Lynch, William Dorner, Amy Larner Giroux, Carmen Faye Mathes, and Abigail Moreshead. 2021. Accession number from UF library catalog: ufl.021726818 Addeddate 2021-05-06 11:39:32 Associated-names

  8. Apr 5, 2018 · 1. BACKFRIEND The Oxford English Dictionary calls a backfriend “a pretended or false friend,” but Johnson was more straightforward and defined the word as “a friend backwards”—or in other...

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