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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bierce United States writer of caustic wit (1842-1914)
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In literature:

Or, as Roger Mifflin remarked during a passing enthusiasm for Ambrose Bierce, the true noctes ambrosianae are the noctes ambrose bierceianae.
"The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
But California can tell us stories that are grim children of the tales of the wild Ambrose Bierce.
"The Art Of The Moving Picture" by Vachel Lindsay
These guys were good, but no matter how good they were, Catherine Lewis had vanished as neatly as Ambrose Bierce.
"Highways in Hiding" by George Oliver Smith
He edited one of Bierce's volumes, adding a pleasant and scholarly little introduction.
"Pipefuls" by Christopher Morley
No formal course in fiction-writing can equal a close and observant perusal of the stories of Edgar Allan Poe or Ambrose Bierce.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Bierce is un-excelled in strength and fine simplicity.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
I was reading Ambrose Bierce when she came in.
"The Huddlers" by William Campbell Gault
That one is Ambrose Bierce.
"Literature in the Making" by Various
Bierce (M. H.) see Grile (Dod).
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Bierce, Ambrose, 51, 304.
"The Life of Bret Harte" by Henry Childs Merwin
No further word has ever come from or of Ambrose Bierce.
"The Letters of Ambrose Bierce" by Ambrose Bierce

In news:

E verything changed for Ambrose Bierce the day he was shot in the head.
We feel a kinship with one of our own, a giant in American words — Ambrose Bierce .
Another round of Bierce — a snarky-definition contest.
'Bitter Bierce, ' great satirist and Civil War writer, joins Library of America canon.
Jane Bierce, Author, J Bierce, Author Zebra $4.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-8217-3930-3.
Ambrose Bierce and America's First Great War Stories.
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge is a short story by Ambrose Bierce.
'Bitter Bierce,' great satirist and Civil War writer, joins Library of America canon.
The leading figure in a small group of men of whom — and of whom only — it is positively known that immense numbers of their countrymen did not want any of them for president.— Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" (1906).
We feel a kinship with one of our own, a giant in American words — Ambrose Bierce.
Cato- Meridian then took a 34-7 when Austin Bierce scored on a 2-yard touchdown run.
Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" (1906).
That wickedly satirical Ambrose Bierce described politics as "the conduct of public affairs for private advantage.".
Bierce vanished to Mexico nearly a hundred years ago - to the relief of the American political class of his day, one assumes - but in an eerie way he was forecasting America's political culture today.