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Bowen

[boh-uh n] /ˈboʊ ən/
noun
1.
Catherine (Shober) Drinker
[shoh-ber dring-ker] /ˈʃoʊ bər ˈdrɪŋ kər/ (Show IPA),
1897–1973, U.S. biographer and essayist.
2.
Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole) 1899–1973, Anglo-Irish novelist and short-story writer.
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    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Bowen, one of the South's bravest generals, was the last to give way.

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  • Mrs. Bowen was in to tell me about it––all about a Russian war bride.

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  • Bowen is a delightfully laid-out town on the shores of Port Denison.

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  • "If I were sure he could be trusted," said Bowen, hesitating.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bowen

Bowen

/ˈbəʊən/
noun
1.
Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole). 1899–1973, British novelist and short-story writer, born in Ireland. Her novels include The Death of the Heart (1938) and The Heat of the Day (1949)
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