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Pater

[pey-ter] /ˈpeɪ tər/
noun
1.
Walter Horatio, 1839–94, English critic, essayist, and novelist.
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  • And walter pater's rich description was, in some respects, like the picture.

    A Miscellany of Men G. K. Chesterton
  • walter pater's essay on Style is honeycombed with involutions and preciosity.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • walter pater once called him "audacious George Moore," and audacious he is with pen and ink.

    Unicorns James Huneker
  • Above all, indeed--as Mr. walter pater has said--his is the poetry of situations.

    Life of Robert Browning William Sharp
  • There are authors like walter pater who are a joy to the few but do not please the many.

    A Librarian's Open Shelf Arthur E. Bostwick
  • Mr. Benson has approached walter pater, the man, with almost sacerdotal deference.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross
  • Yet there are happy exceptions, and not the least of these was walter pater.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross
  • The companion of walter pater and Swinburne became the associate of thieves and blackmailers.

    Masques & Phases Robert Ross
  • Lowell's essay on Wordsworth is not as illuminating as walter pater's.

  • He loved good literature too well—walter pater, incongruously enough, was one of his idols—to dream that he could make it.

    Vanishing Roads and Other Essays Richard Le Gallienne
British Dictionary definitions for walter pater

pater

/ˈpeɪtə/
noun
1.
(Brit, mainly facetious) a public school slang word for father
Word Origin
from Latin

Pater

/ˈpeɪtə/
noun
1.
Walter (Horatio). 1839–94, English essayist and critic, noted for his prose style and his advocation of the "love of art for its own sake". His works include the philosophical romance Marius the Epicurean (1885), Studies in the History of the Renaissance (1873), and Imaginary Portraits (1887)
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