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[koo-per, kou-] /ˈku pər, ˈkaʊ-/
William, 1731–1800, English poet and hymnologist. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Neither Gray, nor Cowper, nor Byron commanded so wide a circle.

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

  • It is true, if we except the heart-touching poems of Cowper, the Muses were silent.

  • Cowper says every one falls "just in the niche he was ordained to fill."

  • Cowper ran in and out among the plunder, like a pointer in a turnip field.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Cowper, I remembered, could testify to my having been seized by Tomas Castro.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Cowper had let that wife of his coerce him into swearing my life away.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Among the best known versions are those of Pope, Chapman, and Cowper.

    The Book-Hunter at Home P. B. M. Allan
  • Preface prepared by Mr. Cowper for a Second Edition, in edition of 1802.

  • I could not do without a syringa, for the sake of Cowper's line.

    Jane Austen, Her Life and Letters

    William Austen-Leigh and Richard Arthur Austen-Leigh
British Dictionary definitions for Cowper


/ˈkuːpə; ˈkaʊ-/
William. 1731–1800, English poet, noted for his nature poetry, such as in The Task (1785), and his hymns
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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