- William,1670–1729, English dramatist.
- Sir William,1772–1828, English engineer and inventor.
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Examples from the Web for congreve
Congreve, when he wrote Incognita , took the drama as his model.Clarissa: Preface, Hints of Prefaces, and Postscript
For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.Views and Reviews
William Ernest Henley
Dryden and Congreve, however, appear to have been addicted to the pleasant pastime.The Book-Hunter in London
Lyly, Congreve, Sheridan, were all men of fashion first and writers of comedy after.John Lyly
John Dover Wilson
Congreve's Amendment of Collier's false and imperfect Citations.
- William. 1670–1729, English dramatist, a major exponent of Restoration comedy; author of Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700)
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Word Origin and History for congreve
in reference to rockets or matches, from Sir William Congreve (1772-1828).
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