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Burney

[bur-nee] /ˈbɜr ni/
noun
1.
Charles, 1726–1814, English organist, composer, and music historian.
2.
his daughter, Frances or Fanny (Madame D'Arblay) 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist.
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  • "I thought she looked oppressed within," was Miss Burney's remark.

  • Miss Burney describes her as too desirous of a reputation for charity and devotion.

  • The mistress said: "I hope it'll be a pleasant evening, Burney!"

  • I wished to know, for instance, what Dr. Burney had to say about singing.

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  • Shawn swam around to the other side as Burney raised the fish.

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  • "Go and get some dry clothes, while I go after the jugs," said Burney.

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  • Shawn came around with the boat, Burney came out with the drag-hooks.

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  • They rowed down to the shanty-boat and Burney built a big fire on the shore.

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  • Burney began to drain off the water and take out the shells.

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  • "Let go of that chain," said Burney, as he raised a musket to his shoulder.

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British Dictionary definitions for Burney

Burney

/ˈbɜːnɪ/
noun
1.
Charles. 1726–1814, English composer and music historian, whose books include A General History of Music (1776–89)
2.
his daughter, Frances. known as Fanny; married name Madame D'Arblay. 1752–1840, English novelist and diarist: author of Evelina (1778). Her Diaries and Letters (1768–1840) are of historical interest
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