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Byron

[bahy-ruh n] /ˈbaɪ rən/
noun
1.
George Gordon, Lord (6th Baron Byron) 1788–1824, English poet.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Byron was a symbolic figure, but his relations were to the passion of his age and its weariness of passion.

    De Profundis Oscar Wilde
  • Neither Gray, nor Cowper, nor Byron commanded so wide a circle.

  • Dr. Waddell prefers him to Cowper and Byron as a letter-writer.

  • Byron was fond of cats: in his establishment at Ravenna he had five of them.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • One of his legs was shorter than the other, as was the case with Byron.

    A Hero of Our Time M. Y. Lermontov
British Dictionary definitions for Byron

Byron

/ˈbaɪərən/
noun
1.
George Gordon, 6th Baron. 1788–1824, British Romantic poet, noted also for his passionate and disastrous love affairs. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812–18), and Don Juan (1819–24). He spent much of his life abroad and died while fighting for Greek independence
Derived Forms
Byronic (baɪˈrɒnɪk) adjective
Byronically, adverb
Byronism, noun
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Byron in Science
Byron
  (bī'rən)   
British mathematician who collaborated with Charles Babbage in the development of the analytical engine, an early computer. Byron's most important contribution was the compilation of detailed notations about how the machine could be programmed.
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