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Behn

noun
  1. Aphra (ˈæfrə). 1640–89, English dramatist and novelist, best known for her play The Rover (1678) and her novel Oroonoko (1688)
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Historical Examples

  • Possibly Behn v. Burness, stated above, might have been dealt with in this way.

    The Common Law

    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

  • It is hoped that this new issue of Mrs. Behn may prove adequate.

  • The bad grammar has not been changed, as it may be due to Mrs. Behn's carelessness.

  • Mrs. Behn said almost the same thing about her novels and plays.

  • Returning to England in 1658 she m. Behn, a Dutch merchant, but was a widow at the age of 26.


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