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Arbuthnot

[ahr-buhth-nuh t, ahr-buh th-not]
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noun
  1. John,1667–1735, Scottish satirist and physician: friend of Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift.
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Examples from the Web for arbuthnot

Historical Examples

  • Arbuthnot was hanged from the yardarm of his own schooner; Ambrister was shot.

    Union and Democracy

    Allen Johnson

  • The late afternoons and evenings Mrs. Arbuthnot devoted to Bridge.

  • Mrs. Arbuthnot sank down in an armchair, and threw back her cloak.

  • Mr. Arbuthnot never will talk when there are people to dinner.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope

  • "A groom has probably come over with a note," said Mrs. Arbuthnot.

    Orley Farm

    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for arbuthnot

Arbuthnot

noun
  1. John. 1667–1735, Scottish physician and satirist: author of The History of John Bull (1712) and, with others, of the Memoirs of Martinus Scriblerus (1741)
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