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Arden

[ahr-dn] /ˈɑr dn/
noun
1.
Forest of, a forest district in central England, in N Warwickshire: scene of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
2.
Elizabeth, 1891–1966, U.S. cosmetician, born in Canada.
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  • Here Sir Arden Westhorpe, the magistrate, sat at a table writing.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
  • This 1961 Arden House meeting dealt with the problem of disarmament.

  • “O, that I may be equally prepared, when my hour comes,” cried Miss Arden.

  • It is certain that Shakespeare had many cousins on the Arden side.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • Perhaps on his coming to Longcroft he found the old Arden arms there.

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  • Hampton in Arden was not altogether his own, but his son Robert purchased it for 500 marks.

    Shakespeare's Family Mrs. C. C. Stopes
  • I left her in the forest of Arden, I shall find her in an orchard in Verona.

British Dictionary definitions for Arden

Arden1

/ˈɑːdən/
noun
1.
Forest of Arden, a region of N Warwickshire, part of a former forest: scene of Shakespeare's As You Like It

Arden2

/ˈɑːdən/
noun
1.
John. (1930–2012) British dramatist and novelist. His plays include Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1959) and The Workhouse Donkey (1963); novels include Silence Among the Weapons (1982): he often works in collaboration with his wife Margaretta D'Arcy
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