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a newspaper article
▪ He writes newspaper articles in the Guardian.
a newspaper column
▪ He’s the writer of a weekly newspaper column.
a newspaper competition (=organized by and advertised in a newspaper)
▪ I entered a newspaper competition for young photographer of the year.
a newspaper correspondent
▪ During the war he was employed as a newspaper correspondent.
a newspaper headline
▪ The story dominated newspaper headlines around the world.
a newspaper reporter
▪ The case attracted newspaper reporters from all over the world.
a newspaper/magazine advertisement
▪ I got the apartment through a newspaper advertisement.
advertise (sth) on television/in a newspaper etc
▪ Many companies will only advertise in the Sunday paper.
an article appears in a newspaper/magazine
▪ A couple of articles appeared in local papers, but nothing else.
an evening newspaper/paper
▪ I bought an evening newspaper to read on my way home.
media/property/business/newspaper tycoon
▪ a multi-millionaire property tycoon
newspaper stand
newspaper vendor/ice-cream etc vendor
▪ He bought a copy from a newspaper vendor.
newspaper/garage/cafe etc proprietor
newspaper/press clippings
▪ old press clippings about movie stars
press/newspaper cuttings
▪ Margot sent him some press cuttings about the wedding.
put/place an advertisement in a paper/newspaper
▪ I tried putting an advertisement for lodgers in the local paper.
television/newspaper/radio coverage (=provided by television newspapers etc)
▪ The private lives of celebrities get a lot of newspaper coverage.
television/radio/newspaper advertising
▪ Both candidates are spending millions on television advertising.
▪ Nothing irritates a daily newspaper picture editor more than an allegedly topical photograph sent to him by post.
▪ The number of jobs advertised in daily metropolitan newspapers in December fell 1. 8 percent.
▪ In addition, the opposition will be allowed to publish a daily newspaper with a circulation of 500,000.
▪ If an elected official did anything remotely similar, the editorial boards of both daily newspapers would howl for their heads.
▪ Miss N'Grabbit slapped a copy of the daily newspaper on to the polished alloy boardroom table of Mild County Enterprises.
▪ Even old forgery charges of 1813 were resurrected by the daily newspapers.
▪ The popular daily newspapers are much more likely to carry such stories today than twenty years ago.
▪ The telegraph also brought a sense of timeliness to daily newspapers.
▪ It was all in the local newspaper.
▪ Miss Monti ran the local newspaper that had been in her family for years.
▪ There, if the admirable local newspaper is to be believed, both religion and the family are accorded great importance!
▪ Many regional newspapers as well as local newspapers are also available over the Internet.
▪ The local radio and newspaper have announced it and the papers will be covering the event when it takes place.
▪ There are pictures of the wreck in the local newspaper.
▪ Eleven years later I worked with him as a local newspaper reporter when he was a club manager at Ayr United.
▪ The protest event data are coded from a reading of the Monday issues of major newspapers in the four countries.
▪ At most major newspapers, publishers control opinion pages but leave decisions on news stories to editors.
▪ Much other statistical and record material also appears from time to time in major newspapers and economic commercial and industrial periodicals.
▪ His family home in Aba was the main distributing center and office for three major newspapers in his country.
▪ I wrote to the editors of all the major newspapers and television channels asking them to cover the anniversary.
▪ In quest of mass circulation and advertising support, the major city newspapers gradually developed a tradition of political and journalistic independence.
▪ During the summer debates on New York rent control, virtually every major city newspaper editorialized against controls.
▪ No review in a major newspaper.
▪ A national newspaper had called for an army of Mansell fans to turn out, but fewer than two hundred actually did.
▪ Contemporary national newspapers display a number of different positions at all three levels.
▪ He has been in contact with Eddy Shah, the former national newspaper proprietor.
▪ One was reported in a national newspaper and one in a local newspaper.
▪ He knew what worked in popular national Sunday newspapers and what didn't.
▪ He has emphasised public relations to some effect: a single article in a national newspaper brought 1000 enquiries about Micromodeller.
▪ But it certainly added to the strength of the Crossman case that a great national newspaper had lined up alongside him.
▪ It is also asking for air-time on radio and television, and for access to national and provincial newspapers and magazines.
▪ Before he cleaned himself with old newspaper, Holly knew the germ of his idea.
▪ And when the soles got so thin that water would leak in, Kresge would line his shoes with old newspapers.
▪ Miss Print For this you have a young girl covered in old newspapers held on with scotch tape or cotton.
▪ Missus Hall would relieve herself on old newspapers in the alleyways on Central Avenue.
▪ As for being the oldest surviving newspaper, this claim is invalidated by the Worcester Post Man founded in 1709.
▪ But the 65-year-#old newspaper heiress had other ideas, said Thorstenson.
▪ He used to collect old newspapers for fish-and-chip shops.
▪ My first tip for the wise traveller is pack as many old newspapers as you can, up to the maximum permitted weight.
▪ The husband is described as a yacht-sailing tycoon who is the darling of the New York tabloid newspapers.
▪ A woman told a tabloid newspaper that she maintained a long-term affair with Clinton while he was governor of Arkansas.
▪ The tabloid newspapers would have a field day.
▪ With his other hand he turned the pages of a tabloid newspaper, barely pausing to read the words.
▪ It is hard not to sympathise with those simple-minded viewers and tabloid newspaper editors who mistake the characters for the actors.
▪ Most tabloid newspapers are emphatically graphic in the presentation of their headlines and subheadings.
▪ Each window was no larger than a sheet of tabloid newspaper and there was clearly no upstairs to the place.
▪ Or does he want to gag free speech and have every tabloid newspaper supporting the Tory party?
▪ Q: You got your start at a weekly newspaper?
▪ Thousands of people knew him from his radio and television appearances and weekly newspaper column for the Los Angeles Times.
▪ From Tuesday weekly newspapers may be left with a burden which, sadly, many will be unable to carry.
▪ Local weekly newspapers: Most towns and the suburbs of large cities have their own weekly newspapers.
▪ In the past two months there has been a rash of newspaper advertisements for unlicensed patches available by mail order.
▪ You will be choosing the organization and then selling yourself to them, rather than relying solely upon answering newspaper advertisements.
▪ Meanwhile, their opponents are busy taking out newspaper advertisements, buying air time and working the telephones.
▪ The previous day Bull took out a newspaper advertisement promising to do better in future.
▪ The Northern responded to three newspaper advertisements placed by people selling the sought-after vouchers and asked the selling price.
▪ Speed is of the essence when following up newspaper advertisements.
▪ The panellists were selected from a group of 111 people who had responded to newspaper advertisements.
▪ Two promoted silk stockings and Florence Stack appeared in newspaper advertisements praising Tokalon beauty products.
▪ The second novel, of course, and then the shorter pieces - stories and some newspaper articles, and so on.
▪ The dwindling supplies of crude oil and natural gas are frequently discussed in newspaper articles.
▪ The Sunday newspaper articles had come out the week before last, and were still bringing in letters.
▪ When Dole arrived in Wisconsin three days later to give his speech, newspaper articles were quoting Clinton on welfare.
▪ They only realised he was autistic after reading a newspaper article on the symptoms.
▪ Under this cassette, bound with a rubber band, was an envelope stuffed with paper and yellowing newspaper articles.
▪ First, a trick I learnt from a newspaper article about a discovery in psychology.
▪ Beneath the letter was a xeroxed newspaper article listing all the bars in the city.
▪ Letters to be read out were spread all over the desk, along with newspaper clippings and research notes on my two guests.
▪ And where, Holtz wondered in a postscript, were the newspaper clippings from Melbourne?
▪ But remember those old newspaper clippings mentioning that he'd been hanged by the Home Office's principal Official Executioner?
▪ Eli showed him newspaper clippings, photos of bodies that had been ground under tank treads.
▪ His pocketed stash of newspaper clippings apparently fuelled vivid conversations.
▪ She was still holding the newspaper clipping about the woman who committed suicide when her son failed his college entrance exam.
▪ It is filled with newspaper clippings of championships, trophies and pictures of a younger Impastato, hair as black as ink.
▪ Bill Maher hoists a fat folder filled with newspaper clippings on to a virtually empty desk in his new Los Angeles office.
▪ Best-selling books, magazine articles and newspaper columns publicised his ideas.
▪ Tony Lewis, the chairman, set out the rationale in his newspaper column.
▪ Thousands of people knew him from his radio and television appearances and weekly newspaper column for the Los Angeles Times.
▪ So disillusioned and grumpy is he that he writes a local newspaper column on the subject.
▪ Can this city survive without its traditional battalions of colorful characters swaggering through saloons and newspaper columns?
▪ Instead, the information related solely to a forthcoming newspaper column which recommended the shares of particular companies.
▪ Should he try to write a newspaper column?
▪ Politicians, clergymen and newspaper columnists denounced it as brutal and abhorrent: no more than human cockfighting.
▪ The vendors' protests inspired newspaper columnists on influential papers to come to their defense.
▪ Equally intriguing are the missives from my brother, the newspaper cuttings that arrive every three weeks or so.
▪ I've had newspaper cutting sent to me by other people.
▪ Then she remembered Kev's little bundle of newspaper cuttings, and she turned to Bri with a kiss.
▪ Prints of every size showing every kind of combat from medieval jousting to the latest newspaper cuttings of the Zulu War.
▪ There are special collections of country information, newspaper cuttings, market research reports and theses.
▪ This will include newspaper cuttings and the references referred to above, although taking care not to breach copyright laws.
▪ It should contain law reports, books on personal injury, journals, box files of the newspaper cuttings and videos.
▪ The bed covered in papers: old letters, plans, newspaper cuttings, legal reports, jotters.
▪ It is hard not to sympathise with those simple-minded viewers and tabloid newspaper editors who mistake the characters for the actors.
▪ He is aided by the courageous local newspaper editor and a retired missionary woman.
▪ And much of how this appears is the decision of the newspaper editors.
▪ In fact, newspaper editors sometimes do not even exercise control over large sections of their newspapers.
▪ Regional daily and weekly newspaper editor and reporters of those papers near to plant and offices.
▪ They said Hegel had had to become a newspaper editor, a schoolmaster.
▪ Everyone, even newspaper editors, were caught unawares by the Princess Diana phenomenon.
▪ But newspaper editors say there's no way a fair privacy law could be made to work.
▪ In a subsequent newspaper interview she had voiced her hurt and anger that Abbado had not then even seen his child.
▪ She spent most of Thursday doing television, radio and newspaper interviews.
▪ But he is raising his public profile with newspaper interviews on issues such as black empowerment.
▪ I had even brought with me to the stadium a copy of a newspaper interview Rich Scobee had given.
▪ Similarly the moral crusaders, newspaper proprietors and muck-raking journalists should be called off.
▪ But for the newspaper proprietors, outside competition is not always a problem.
▪ He has been in contact with Eddy Shah, the former national newspaper proprietor.
▪ Last weekend it was offered to Eddy Shah, the former national newspaper proprietor, for £16m.
▪ This may not have been very constructive, but, except towards the newspaper proprietors, it did not sound particularly bitter.
▪ Meanwhile the opinions of newspaper proprietors played a disproportionate role in determining politicians' views of what the public wanted.
▪ Eddy Shah, the former national newspaper proprietor, is one of his contacts.
▪ The same goes for certain other immigrants, such as newspaper proprietors.
▪ Various newspaper reports commented on Meciar's changed stance on certain issues since the election.
▪ They cite newspaper reports of police officers wearing gloves even during AIDS-related political demonstrations.
▪ The material for the newspaper reports can be gathered in four main ways.
▪ The newspaper report was based on an announcement to shareholders and the media by Navan Resources.
▪ You've read those old newspaper reports of the hanging yourself, so how could Mallik be around still to terrorise you?
▪ Recent newspaper reports have highlighted the potential threat to Britain when the Channel Tunnel links us with the Continent.
▪ Write the newspaper report of the disaster.
▪ How much easier it would be if she were a newspaper reporter, like Tracey, she thought.
▪ Don McCormack, a former newspaper reporter and editor, publishes relocation and general information guides about Northern California counties.
▪ Best-selling thriller writer Ken Follett, a former newspaper reporter himself, put in £10,000.
▪ The professional golfer is not like the newspaper reporter who wishes he were a novelist.
▪ I had a special ticket, because I was a newspaper reporter.
▪ They were restored a few hours later, after some local television and newspaper reporters got on to the story.
▪ Unfortunately, the newspaper reporter did not press him on the point.
▪ Drosnin is an investigative newspaper reporter who once wrote a best seller about Howard Hughes.
▪ Four out of five coupons now come through the Sunday newspaper.
▪ Full details were advertised in this newspaper over the past two weeks.
▪ The number of jobs advertised in daily metropolitan newspapers in December fell 1. 8 percent.
▪ They may be advertised in local newspapers or on local radio.
▪ Newspaper and trade journals Another alternative is to advertise in newspapers and trade journals.
▪ Brokers are listed in the Yellow Pages and also advertise in newspapers.
▪ Abortifacient pills, usually ineffectual, were widely advertised in newspapers.
▪ It will be delayed for at least three weeks to give time for the sites to be advertised in local newspapers.
▪ Throughout the summer adverts will appear in newspapers and magazines reminding people of the goodness of spam.
▪ At her peak, it appeared in 900 newspapers and had an estimated 30 million readers.
▪ Indignant letters appear in newspapers, angry questions are raised on the floor of Parliament, and occasionally fights out.
▪ Her sketches are familiar to New Yorkers and have appeared on networks, newspapers and the wire services.
▪ The story of the girl pilot first appeared in a small newspaper in California.
▪ Much other statistical and record material also appears from time to time in major newspapers and economic commercial and industrial periodicals.
▪ One of them left a couple of minutes later to buy a newspaper.
▪ Howard Baker and other political friends to buy the Knoxville Journal newspaper in 1980.
▪ He bought Dawn a newspaper for the journey and carried her suitcase along the platform to the compartment.
▪ He bought a couple of newspapers, then took a taxi with his luggage to the Hotel Palma.
▪ Do something obvious first-#buy some newspapers!
▪ I left the house and bought newspapers and stopped on the sidewalk to read through the ads for vacant rooms.
▪ On September 17 I bought three newspapers.
▪ This expansion brings elements of Journal news coverage to an additional four million people who buy these newspapers.
▪ Advertisements should be placed in local newspapers and other public places seeking contact from nurses who are not in employment.
▪ The government placed all nationalist newspapers under censorship.
▪ Neild placed advertisements in the newspapers appealing for donations.
▪ Bedford placed the newspaper on his lap.
▪ Soldiers were placed on guard outside newspapers and broadcasting offices.
▪ The strip is now published in about 900 newspapers, including the Sunday Chronicle / Examiner.
▪ The account that follows was to be published in his newspaper.
▪ By then, he had decided to publish the newspaper USAfrica.
▪ Shortly before the debate, a sensational attack on lesbian and gay Christians was published by a national newspaper.
▪ The photo was published in the Independent newspaper.
▪ In addition, the opposition will be allowed to publish a daily newspaper with a circulation of 500,000.
▪ In one concession by the government on Dec. 28, it was given permission to publish its own newspaper, Rilindja Demokratika.
▪ Old Wang first learned the habit of reading newspapers closely during the Cultural Revolution and has several cuttings pinned on the wall.
▪ Forty-five percent of adult citizens do not read newspapers.
▪ It depicts the sad tale of a lavatory attendant, Jim, who reads newspapers to seek a new career.
▪ There, she reads the newspaper, which hangs suspended from a rack by a bamboo rod.
▪ I can read short newspaper stories or scientific articles or book chapters related to my professional work.
▪ Once Hopkinson arrived late for breakfast to find the Colonel by himself reading a newspaper.
▪ She was one of the women I tried to teach to read the newspaper.
▪ She told Mary Deare the newspapers had sold out.
▪ A woman told a tabloid newspaper that she maintained a long-term affair with Clinton while he was governor of Arkansas.
▪ They were shot or had their throats cut, Alija Lujinovoc told a New York newspaper.
▪ So disillusioned and grumpy is he that he writes a local newspaper column on the subject.
▪ It was Cecil who wrote columns for community newspapers nominating Bombeck for president.
▪ Nobody, after all, writes to the newspapers about the last cuckoo of spring.
▪ He had written something for a newspaper in Kiev and worked on a magazine in Moscow.
▪ I campaigned at a few women's conferences and tried to write letters to newspapers and place articles on the issue.
▪ He is a prolific author and writes regularly for newspapers.
▪ One of my favourite bits concerned the column she was commissioned to write for a newspaper during the general election.
▪ His fans wrote angry letters to newspapers.
have your nose in a book/magazine/newspaper
quality newspapers/press etc
▪ According to Hirsch and Gordon, the quality press focuses on those issues which interest and reflect its middle and upper class readership.
▪ In the quality press, first, the 1960s saw a great growth of specialization within public affairs journalism.
▪ Instant wisdom proffered by some commentators in the quality press is that Labour's task is forlorn.
▪ Such calculations are normally done daily and are published in financial and other quality newspapers.
▪ Support for the Alliance was weaker amongst readers of the tabloids than readers of the quality press: all perhaps as expected.
▪ The quality newspapers treated the story in a few paragraphs.
▪ The habit of reading the paper backwards even spread to the quality press.
▪ The same is true of the mid-market press and the quality newspapers.
▪ a local newspaper
▪ Hearst owned several newspapers.
▪ Despite the evidence to the contrary, most of Monday morning's newspapers subscribed to the Army's version.
▪ For the newspaper industry, the news has not been good for years.
▪ In addition to all these magazines and newspapers there are trade newsletters.
▪ It had been cut from a newspaper.
▪ Jack probably read Gatsby for the same reason he read every newspaper story and book and saw every movie about gangland.
▪ That would be a matter of opinion; he had a newspaper which he kept looking at, and shaking out.
▪ The virtual explosion of community newspapers and networking newsletters is another example of alternatives to mainstream media.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Newspaper \News"pa`per\, n. A sheet of paper printed and distributed, at stated intervals, for conveying intelligence of passing events, advocating opinions, etc.; a public print that circulates news, advertisements, proceedings of legislative bodies, public announcements, etc.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1660s, though the thing itself is older (see gazette); from news (n.) + paper (n.).\n\n[T]he newspaper that drops on your doorstep is a partial, hasty, incomplete, inevitably somewhat flawed and inaccurate rendering of some of the things we have heard about in the past twenty-four hours -- distorted, despite our best efforts to eliminate gross bias, by the very process of compression that makes it possible for you to lift it from the doorstep and read it in about an hour. If we labeled the product accurately, then we could immediately add: But it's the best we could do under the circumstances, and we will be back tomorrow with a corrected and updated version.

[David Broder, Pulitzer Prize acceptance speech, 1973]


n. (context countable English) A publication, usually published daily or weekly and usually printed on cheap, low-quality paper, containing news and other articles. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cover with newspaper. 2 (context intransitive transitive English) To engage in the business of journalism (usually used only in the gerund, newspapering) 3 (context transitive obsolete English) to harrass in newspaper articles.

  1. n. a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets; contains news and articles and advertisements; "he read his newspaper at breakfast" [syn: paper]

  2. a business firm that publishes newspapers; "Murdoch owns many newspapers" [syn: paper, newspaper publisher]

  3. a newspaper as a physical object; "when it began to rain he covered his head with a newspaper" [syn: paper]

  4. cheap paper made from wood pulp and used for printing newspapers; "they used bales of newspaper every day" [syn: newsprint]


A newspaper is a serial publication containing news, other informative articles (listed below), and advertising. A newspaper is usually but not exclusively printed on relatively inexpensive, low-grade paper such as newsprint. The news organizations that publish newspapers are themselves often metonymically called newspapers. Most newspapers are now published online as well as in print. The online versions are called online newspapers or news sites.

Newspapers are typically published daily or weekly. News magazines are also weekly, but they have a magazine format.

General-interest newspapers typically publish news articles and feature articles on national and international news as well as local news. The news includes political events and personalities, business and finance, crime, severe weather, and natural disasters; health and medicine, science, and technology; sports; and entertainment, society, food and cooking, clothing and home fashion, and the arts. Typically the paper is divided into sections for each of those major groupings (labeled A, B, C, and so on, with pagination prefixes yielding page numbers A1-A20, B1-B20, C1-C20, and so on). Most traditional papers also feature an editorial page containing editorials written by an editor, op-eds written by guest writers, and columns that express the personal opinions of columnists, usually offering analysis and synthesis that attempts to translate the raw data of the news into information telling the reader "what it all means" and persuading them to concur.

A wide variety of material has been published in newspapers. Besides the aforementioned news and opinions, they include weather forecasts; criticism and reviews of the arts (including literature, film, television, theater, fine arts, and architecture) and of local services such as restaurants; obituaries; entertainment features such as crosswords, horoscopes, editorial cartoons, gag cartoons, and comic strips; advice, food, and other columns; and radio and television listings (program schedules).

Most newspapers are businesses, and they pay their expenses (such as journalists' wages, printing costs, and distribution costs) with a mixture of subscription revenue, newsstand sales, and advertising revenue (other businesses or individuals pay to place advertisements in the pages, including display ads, classified ads, and their online equivalents). Some newspapers are government-run or at least government-funded; their reliance on advertising revenue and on profitability is less critical to their survival. The editorial independence of a newspaper is thus always subject to the interests of someone, whether owners, advertisers, or a government. Some newspapers with high editorial independence, high journalism quality, and large circulation are viewed as newspapers of record.

Many newspapers, besides employing journalists on their own payrolls, also subscribe to news agencies (wire services) (such as the Associated Press, Reuters, or Agence France-Presse), which employ journalists to find, assemble, and report the news, then sell the content to the various newspapers. This is a way to avoid duplicating the expense of reporting.

Circa 2005, there were approximately 6,580 daily newspaper titles in the world selling 395 million print copies a day (in the U.S., 1,450 titles selling 55 million copies). The late 2000s–early 2010s global recession, combined with the rapid growth of free web-based alternatives, has helped cause a decline in advertising and circulation, as many papers had to retrench operations to increase profitability. The decline in advertising revenues affected both the print and online media as well as all other mediums; print advertising was once lucrative but has greatly declined, and the prices of online advertising are often lower than those of their print precursors. Besides remodeling advertising, the internet (especially the web) has also challenged the business models of the print-only era by democratizing and crowdsourcing both publishing in general (sharing information with others) and, more specifically, journalism (the work of finding, assembling, and reporting the news). In addition, the rise of news aggregators, which bundle linked articles from many online newspapers and other sources, influences the flow of web traffic. Increasing paywalling of online newspapers may be counteracting those effects.

Usage examples of "newspaper".

From his organization, the conglomerate orchestrated the printing and distribution of one hundred seventy-six newspapers, twelve magazines, seventeen on-line research companies and united two hundred seven affiliate newsrooms across the U.

Whether or not she realized it, she was an invaluable source of information, Ambrose thought, turning a page of the newspaper.

The campaign that began so placidly with six appealing serious candidates will likely degenerate into a snarling sea of invective featuring offscreen announcers with ominous voices, grainy photographs and blown-up, red-circled, out-of-context newspaper clips.

When he opened the connecting door, through which he had arrived, Astoria looked up from her newspaper.

What if there were to be an article in the newspapers reporting that an apprentice from Tlokweng Road Speedy Motors had been arrested by the police in connection with some racket?

They spent glorious hours together in doss-houses and in lodgings beautified by their love, in newspaper offices, in meeting-halls and in lecture-halls.

How I envied those bricks wrapped in newspaper, those storehouses and bestowers of warmth!

Alan guessed that Bonner had given the boy a ticket with explicit instructions in the newspaper he had dropped on the cafe table, probably for a flight that would board immediately so that any pursuers would be blocked-as Alan was--by the complexity of the terminal.

By departmental practice, information concerning murder, suicide, or rape cases is not released to the newspapers until Bouvier has finished his examination and the next of kin are informed.

Meanwhile Severn, with old newspapers, candle ends, twigs, branchlets, tried to make a fire in the small grate.

Sir Alfred had the newspaper propped in front of him in hopes of avoiding the morning brangling between his children and the carping demands of his wife.

According to the newspaper, the police defined the robber as the same masked man who had entered a brokerage office two days ago and forced the owner to hand over a batch of securities that were in his desk drawer.

The New York newspaper columnist Heywood Broun spoke for urban America.

Father got up and walked out after that great battle scene when that ghostly spectre appeared standing there brooding over those two corpses in the Bloody Lane that was supposed to be Grandfather and when I said maybe that was why Father was upset with me for exploiting the family and Grandfather if he thought I wrote the script like it said in the newspaper and I asked him to read my last act he said he.

There were a newspaper man--the editor of a fashionable journal--and a middle-aged man of letters, playwright, critic, humourist, a man whose society was in demand everywhere, and who said sharp things with the most supreme good-nature.