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Ambrose Bierce's cynical attitude is best captured in his satirical masterpiece "The Devil's Dictionary", which originated in newspaper columns before being collected into a single publication.   

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Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" 10 questions

The following definitions are from "The Devil's Dictionary", compiled by American journalist and writer Ambrose Bierce. You need to supply the missing word or phrase. (Hint: Don't forget that he was known as a cynical pessimist.)
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Ambrose Bierce's Definitions of the Cynic 10 questions

Ambrose Bierce, noted cynic, wrote "The Devil's Dictionary" in which he defined concepts according to his witty and pessimistic view of the world. Can you match the definition to the word?
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Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" 10 questions

Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" is a lexicon of sardonic, ironic, and bitingly humorous definitions written by Bierce during his long career.
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The Devil's Dictionary 10 questions

The Devil's Dictionary is a collection of sharp, witty and cynical definitions by Ambrose Bierce, so bear this in mind when answering the questions. For example, his definition of a Coward, is 'One, who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.'
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"Devil's Dictionary" definitions 25 questions

Ambrose Bierce (1842-?) (motto: "nothing matters"), great - and rare - American satirist. Here are some definitions from his most famous work; you have to guess which word he's defining. The interesting info contains some more of his biting wit.
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The Boarded Window 10 questions

Ambrose Bierce seems to have been very eccentric and most of his stories deal with death. "The Boarded Window" is one of his better known works.
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A Horseman in the Sky 10 questions

This is a typical story by Ambrose Bierce, who was anything but a typical author. He was a cynical storyteller and a master of irony.
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