One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘We cannot control what other's write about us, and today's critic may be tomorrow's biographer and obituarist.’
- ‘He was an occasional obituarist for The Independent and The Guardian and a contributor to the New Dictionary of National Biography.’
- ‘Perhaps their obituarist read the poems rather than the critics.’
- ‘Most obituarists prefer the airbrush to the sharpened pen when it comes to the famous and powerful.’
- ‘His obituarists were unusually free in their eulogies, commending his courtesy and gentleness, his usual mode of addressing an audience as ‘Friends’ and his unfailing kindness.’
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