a biography of yourself
A self-written biography; the story of one's own life.
a biography written by the subject of it; memoirs of one's life written by one's self
Origin: [Auto- + biography.]
An autobiography is a self-written account of the life of a person.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
aw-to-bī-og′raf-i, n. the biography or life of a person written by himself.—n. Autobiog′rapher, one who writes his own life.—adjs. Autobiograph′ic, -al. [Gr. autos, one's self, bios, life, graphein, to write.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
1. Auto-intoxication. 2. Things which no one else will say about you, and which therefore you have to say of yourself.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The life of a person written by himself or herself. (Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed)
The numerical value of autobiography in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of autobiography in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Thus, in a real sense, I am constantly writing autobiography, but I have to turn it into fiction in order to give it credibility.
I write fiction and I'm told it's autobiography, I write autobiography and I'm told it's fiction, so since I'm so dim and they're so smart, let them decide what it is or it isn't.
One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.
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- سيرة ذاتية, السيرة ذاتيةArabic
- autobiografiaCatalan, Valencian
- autobiografie, vlastní životopisCzech
- Autobiografie, AutobiographieGerman
- membiografio, aŭtobiografioEsperanto
- autobiografija, аутобиографијаSerbo-Croatian
- vlastný životopisSlovak
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