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Atwood

[at-woo d] /ˈætˌwʊd/
noun
1.
Margaret (Eleanor) born 1939, Canadian poet and novelist.
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  • I was grateful to the doughty Mr. Atwood, but just then I should have enjoyed choking him.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I did not care to hear more of Mr. Atwood's yarns and jokes.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The convives on this occasion were merely the admiral himself, Greenly, and Atwood.

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  • "Sir Wycherly does not attend to his cases," put in Atwood, drily.

    The Two Admirals J. Fenimore Cooper
  • On this hint, Atwood resumed the pen, and the vice-admiral his duties.

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  • Atwood, make a note of these words, that there need be no mistake.

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  • Miss Atwood, the last of our boarders, went off the same day.

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  • "That last account sounds all right," interrupted Mr. Atwood.

British Dictionary definitions for Atwood

Atwood

/ˈætwʊd/
noun
1.
Margaret (Eleanor) born 1939, Canadian poet and novelist. Her novels include Lady Oracle (1976), The Handmaid's Tale (1986), Alias Grace (1996), the Booker Prize-winning The Blind Assassin (2000), and Oryx and Crake (2003)
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