Definition of oeuvre
- a catalogue of Rembrandt's oeuvre
- scrupulously examines Dickens' oeuvre in order to demonstrate how his convictions helped to determine the shape of his novels
- —G. J. Worth
a novel that occupies a relatively minor position in the author's oeuvre
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: all the works that a writer, an artist, or a composer has created
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without deliberation, pause, or delay
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