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[buhn-yuh n] /ˈbʌn yən/
John, 1628–88, English preacher: author of The Pilgrim's Progress.
Paul, Paul Bunyan. Unabridged
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  • If you come across Bunyan in the garden, Dick, do say I want to see him; he's gettin' to be a perfect nuisance.

    The Island Pharisees John Galsworthy
  • He, like Bunyan, was of humble birth and imperfect education.

  • Bunyan was specially attentive to accounts of judgments upon swearing, to which he was himself addicted.

    Bunyan James Anthony Froude
  • He felt for the moment as Bunyan did after his lesser defeat.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Bunyan gives no hint whether the walk was taken in the dark or in the daylight.

    The Life of John Bunyan Edmund Venables
  • Bunyan gave his definition of the world in his picture of Vanity Fair.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • As for the people, Bunyan can give even an abstract virtue—still more, an abstract vice—the skin and bones of a man.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • Bunyan's great night was the night on which he found that same pillow.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • Bunyan does not accuse the rising hope of the Pharisees of school or of synagogue ignorance.

  • And so, with Paul as with Bunyan, the grace turns the scales.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
British Dictionary definitions for Bunyan


John. 1628–88, English preacher and writer, noted particularly for his allegory The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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