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Austen

[aw-stuh n] /ˈɔ stən/
noun
1.
Jane, 1775–1817, English novelist.
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  • And my daughter is second fiddle, thought Mrs. Austen, who said: "How interesting!"

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  • A person had the temerity to elbow Mrs. Austen and the audacity to smile at her.

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  • He bent over Margaret's hand, touched two of Mrs. Austen's fingers.

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  • "I am in rags," continued Mrs. Austen, who was admirably dressed.

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  • Through glasses, which she did not need, Mrs. Austen surveyed it.

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Austen

/ˈɒstɪn; ˈɔː-/
noun
1.
Jane. 1775–1817, English novelist, noted particularly for the insight and delicate irony of her portrayal of middle-class families. Her completed novels are Sense and Sensibility (1811), Pride and Prejudice (1813), Mansfield Park (1814), Emma (1816), Northanger Abbey (1818), and Persuasion (1818)
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