Definition of Philip marlowe
1. Noun. Tough cynical detective (one of the early detective heroes in American fiction) created by Raymond Chandler.
Geographical relationships: America, The States, U.s., U.s.a., United States, United States Of America, Us, Usa
Generic synonyms: Character, Fictional Character, Fictitious Character
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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. ..."