elegist

[ UK /ˈɛlɪd‍ʒˌɪst/ ]
NOUN
  1. the author of a mournful poem lamenting the dead
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  • * Non ob aliud dicit, non vos me elegistis, sed ego vos elegi, nisi quia non elegerunt eum, ut eligeret eos; sed ut eligerent eum, elegit eos. The Sermons of John Owen
  • What if the elegist fled his fame, and then had to face one last request for a poem, a request he could neither honor nor ignore... Elegiacal
  • Euripides was a contemporary of Sophocles but not a politician himself; he was an occasional diplomat and elegist of the glorious dead, but his dyspeptic feelings about the world — during a war against Sparta that Athens was beginning to lose — are clear from all his plays, not least this last of Carson's trilogy. Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:
  • Many elegists question whether they have the strength to accomplish their purpose, often calling for help from the muses or from a sympathetically grief-stricken nature.
  • The elegist of one of her daughters by an earlier marriage referred to her flatteringly as “sweet mother Scribonia.” Caesars’ Wives
  • He can sound like the elegist of rural old imperial England, but he can sting in the present tense too, on matters from Princess Di to the \ "scream of rocket-burn\" in the war on Iraq. Christopher Lydon: Sir Andrew Motion: poetry that looks like water and bites like gin
  • He can sound like the elegist of rural old imperial England, but he can sting in the present tense too, on matters from Princess Di to the "scream of rocket-burn" in the war on Iraq. Christopher Lydon: Sir Andrew Motion: poetry that looks like water and bites like gin
  • He had never thought of himself as an elegist, but that is what he became. The Times Literary Supplement
  • Two young women were in attendance, as was — in spirit only — William Cullen Bryant, poetical elegist of an Indian maiden thwarted in love who, legend said, had thrown herself off a precipice of this same mountain. January « 2010 « poetry dispatch & other notes from the underground
  • And of all those writers—Zweig, Musil, Schnitzler, Kafka, Hofmannsthal, Kraus, Canetti, the list goes on—the supreme elegist of the Dual Monarchy was Joseph Roth. Dispatches From a Lost Empire
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