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  1. Stephen Vincent,1898–1943, U.S. poet and novelist.
  2. his brotherWilliam Rose,1886–1950, U.S. poet and critic.
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Examples from the Web for benet

Historical Examples

  • But may you not as well foil him by shooting the bolt of the trap-door, Benet?

    The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane

    Frank Barrett

  • Well, Benet, what the plague has brought you from your ship?

  • Surely you do not intend to let him enter by that trap-door, Benet?

  • Is it not better, Benet, to live here together than to perish singly?

  • "'Tis but changing one dream for another, Benet," says she, lying down in her net.

British Dictionary definitions for benet


  1. Stephen Vincent . 1898–1943, US poet and novelist, best known for his poem on the American Civil War John Brown's Body (1928)
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