dilettante


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dilettante

a person who loves the arts
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Cardiac Science Corporation, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), was recently named a certified supplier of AEDs for Lega Nazionale Dilettante (LND), Italy's amateur soccer league.
The Andy Carpenter series is consistently entertaining and always is built around a trial in which the dilettante attorney defends an innocent accused of some crime or other.
The charismatic Abergavenny-based Evans had taken on Hector Spectre after Kevin Prendergast gave up training and the 4-1 shot thrived to take the Blakes Butchers Selling Handicap by a neck from 7-2 favourite Primo Dilettante.
But based upon this new recording, she remains--in the best sense of the word--a dilettante.
Beaubrav looks solid, but preference is for Primo Dilettante, who scored well over course and distance two starts ago.
But he said: "I used to have this image of a dilettante lad and it's true that I didn't give my all in every match.
ANYONE with even a dilettante interest in local history will be well aware of the good old days when there was a branch of the Co-op on every street corner, where you could get anything you needed.
that is to say, nothing but more or less dilettante musicians all under the influence of Gypsy music and unworthy of the admiration of people of good taste .
Appreciated by only a small circle of writers and considered a dilettante by his friends, Proust finally gained public recognition in 1919 when he won the Goncourt Prize.
This is the story of Guido Baracchi, the playboy and dilettante whose love affair with Marxism took him from his father's astronomical observatory to Weimar Germany, from Stalin's Russia to Melbourne's Pentridge Gaol.
His insight into why Borges took a dramatic leap from a dilettante writer to a fully mature one is rendered succinctly in language that could summarize Borges's works: "From now on, he decided, he would invent his own history, making use of esoteric fragments from what he had read.