autobiography

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auto- +‎ biography

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autobiography (countable and uncountable, plural autobiographies)

  1. A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.
    • 1906-1907, Mark Twain, Chapters from My Autobiography
      Autobiography [] inevitably consists mainly of extinctions of the truth, shirkings of the truth, partial revealments of the truth, with hardly an instance of plain straight truth []
    • 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter XI:
      Here I was interrupted, as I'm so often interrupted when giving my views on the Yeoman's Wedding Song, by her saying that she was dying to hear all about it but would rather wait till she could get it in my autobiography.

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