Definition of Philip marlowe

1. Noun. Tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Philip Marlowe

Philautus stuarti
Philautus surrufus
Philem.
Philemon
Philibert Delorme
Philibert de l'Orme
Philip
Philip's glands
Philip Anderson
Philip Augustus
Philip Dormer Stanhope
Philip II
Philip II of Macedon
Philip II of Spain
Philip Marlowe
Philip Michael Ondaatje
Philip Milton Roth
Philip Roth
Philip V
Philip VI
Philip Warren Anderson
Philip of Valois
Philipino
Philipp.
Philipp Lenard
Philipp Melanchthon
Philipp Schwarzerd
Philippa
Philippe

Literary usage of Philip marlowe

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1. The Urban Condition: Space, Community, and Self in the Contemporary Metropolis by Ghent Urban Studies Team (1999)
"... The Big Sleep (1939), private investigator philip marlowe is summoned by a man far more powerful than himself, aging oil magnate General Sternwood. ..."

2. American Vulgar: The Politics of Manipulation Versus the Culture of Awareness by Robert Grudin (2006)
"philip marlowe, the hero-narrator, is a kind of integrity tester, and he often uses coarseness as a means of testing another person's integrity or of ..."

3. My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World by Julian Dibbell (1998)
"... the lover of philip marlowe mysteries, of post-poststructuralist philosophy, and once upon a time, of my dear friend exu. I was glad to see him, ..."

4. Hollywood & the Best of Los Angeles Alive! by Robert White, Phyllis White (2002)
"... My Lovely, adapted from Raymond Chandler's novel, in which hero philip marlowe was having lunch when "a dark shadow fell over my chop suey. ..."

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