di·a·rist | \ˈdī-ə-rəst \

Definition of diarist 

: one who keeps a diary

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Image Was Cecil Beaton, the photographer, artist, diarist and theatrical designer who chronicled, and was influenced by, several periods of artistic and social upheaval in the 20th century, the last dandy? New York Times, "Review: In ‘Love, Cecil,’ an Aesthete Ahead of His Time," 28 June 2018 Gena Turgel, a Holocaust survivor who comforted Anne Frank at the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp before the young diarist’s death and the camp’s liberation a month later, died June 7. Danica Kirka, Washington Post, "Gena Turgel, Holocaust survivor who cared for Anne Frank, dies at 95," 14 June 2018 Both the stage production and the film featured spectacular depictions of Royal Ascot with sets and costumes by Cecil Beaton, the iconic photographer, designer, diarist and royal elbow-rubber. Steven Stolman, Town & Country, "What It's Really Like to Attend Royal Ascot," 20 June 2018 To mark what would have been Anne Frank's 89th birthday, the Amsterdam museum dedicated to her life has launched a virtual reality tour of the cramped quarters where the Jewish diarist and her family hid from Nazis during World War II. Fox News, "Anne Frank House museum unveils virtual reality tour," 12 June 2018 One wealthy diarist who helped found the scientific Royal Society of London wrote in 1659 that coal smoke was ruining the city and wrecking citizens’ health. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "‘Energy: A Human History,’ by Richard Rhodes," 7 June 2018 Forerunners, including Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, and Madonna, were lumped in with L7 and Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth, along with nonrockers like funk bassist Meshell Ndegeocello and piano-playing diarist Tori Amos. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "How Liz Phair's 'Exile in Guyville' lives on, and helped create Philadelphia's indie rock scene," 11 May 2018 Like all good diarists, Beaton was not afraid to reveal his weaknesses. New York Times, "Ian Buruma: By the Book," 1 Mar. 2018 What's extraordinary is, Victoria was an avid diarist. Mehera Bonner, Marie Claire, "Jenna Coleman Gives Us Details on Victoria and Albert's Passionate Romance in 'Victoria' Season 2," 14 Jan. 2018

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circa 1818, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of diarist

: a person who writes a diary

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