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Her movie reviews were cultural criticism, sociological treatise, personal essay.
Where Dr. Seuss had colorful characters and catchy rhyme schemes, the Bank of England has dry treatises on inflation without a single rhyme or clever turn of phrase in sight.
In the decades since, he has been venerated with a statue, an annual award at West Point and even a Malcolm Gladwell treatise on human potential.
While at the Vatican, Trump received from Pope Francis a copy of his 2015 papal treatise that links fossil fuels to global warming.
There are third-act revelations that round out the story beautifully, making the movie more than just a didactic dramatic treatise on the transgender issue.
Though Avid Reader is a memoir and not a treatise on editing, in his account of his years in publishing, first at Simon and Schuster, then for many years at Alfred A. Knopf, a reader finds passing remarks that illuminate the craft.
The British theologian Thomas Burnet made this case in his best-selling treatise, Sacred Theory of the Earth.
The German philosopher was best known for Truth and Method, a 1960 treatise on the shifting nature of human understanding.
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Origin and Etymology of treatise
Middle English tretis, from Anglo-French tretiz, alteration of tretez, traitet, from Medieval Latin tractatus, from Latin tractare to treat, handle
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of treatise for English Language Learners
: a book, article, etc., that discusses a subject carefully and thoroughly
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