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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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trivia quiz  Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, suomy, Jun 29 13

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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suomy
Jun 29 13
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match quiz  Ambrose Bierce's Definitions of the Cynic cool 10 questions
Very Easy, 10 Qns, Allison03, Dec 27 16

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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Allison03
Dec 27 16
576 plays
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trivia quiz  Ambrose Bierce's "The Devil's Dictionary" cool 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, kingofmates, Jul 30 12

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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kingofmates
Jul 30 12
213 plays
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trivia quiz  The Devil's Dictionary 10 questions
Tough, 10 Qns, exit10, Oct 27 01

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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exit10
Oct 27 01
930 plays
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trivia quiz  "Devil's Dictionary" definitions 25 questions
Tough, 25 Qns, anselm, Jan 29 05

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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anselm
Jan 29 05
432 plays
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trivia quiz  The Boarded Window 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, srfield99, Mar 03 08

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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srfield99
Mar 03 08
168 plays
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trivia quiz  A Horseman in the Sky 10 questions
Average, 10 Qns, srfield99, Apr 17 08

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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srfield99
Apr 17 08
168 plays
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