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thespian


He even gave her his thespian pin or something.
Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  a theatrical performer;
or: of or relating to drama
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  • He even gave her his thespian pin or something.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • For a while, Thomas had been a chameleon-he’d come home from school and hole up in his room, emerging as a soccer player, a thespian, a ’mathlete.’
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • Mrs. Snelling saw talent in Rano, a spark of actor during the school’s thespian activities.
    Luis J. Rodriguez  --  Always Running
  • He bought a cigar, and went outside on the corner where other individuals were lounging—brokers, racing people, thespians—his own flesh and blood.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie

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  • My thespian career, which had lain dormant since I played John Wilkes Booth while at Fort Hare, had a modest revival on Robben Island.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • His face in the small light streaked with black from the rain like some old world thespian.
    Cormac McCarthy  --  The Road
  • His thespian’s voice trailed away while his body sagged with limp resignation.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Though always routine and uneventful, these meetings tend to follow a certain thespian formality.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • "Now, let’s see if we can put your thespian talents to the test."
    Libba Bray  --  Sweet Far Thing
  • And indeed, one of America’s most famous thespians stands just a few feet away as Lincoln raises his right hand.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln

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  • So you do not know those thespian faces that can embody the features of a Julius Caesar, a Goethe, and a Beethoven all in one, but whose owners, the moment they open their mouths, prove to be the most miserable ninnies under the sun.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • Even the Thespians who gave amateur plays once a month clamored for her.
    Margaret Mitchell  --  Gone with the Wind
  • Ivy floats between the Suffering Artists on one side of the aisle and the Thespians on the other.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • Vergil Gunch thundered, "When we manage to grab this celebrated Thespian off his lovely aggregation of beautiful actresses—and I got to admit I butted right into his dressing-room and told him how the Boosters appreciated the high-class artistic performance he’s giving us—and don’t forget that the treasurer of the Dodsworth is a Booster and will appreciate our patronage—and when on top of that we yank Hizzonor out of his multifarious duties at City Hall, then I feel we’ve done…
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Babbitt
  • We fall into clans: Jocks, Country Clubbers, Idiot Savants, Cheerleaders, Human Waste, Eurotrash, Future Fascists of America, Big Hair Chix, the Marthas, Suffering Artists, Thespians, Goths, Shredders.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  Speak
  • "Sic semper tyrannis," he will bellow in his most vibrant thespian delivery: Thus always to tyrants.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • After it was burned to the ground in 1862, owner John Ford rebuilt it as a "magnificent thespian temple," replacing the pews with seats and transforming the deacons’ stalls into private boxes.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • When he was on the road, Booth was as faithful as a traveling thespian could be, which is to say that he made love to other women but considered them second to Lucy in his heart.
    Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • "By George, I won’t stand that!" thought the thespian.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Broadway was full of loafing thespians in search of next season’s engagements.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • the movie director had thespian cooperation
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