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Drinkwater

[dringk-waw-ter, -wot-er] /ˈdrɪŋkˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər/
noun
1.
John, 1882–1937, English poet, playwright, and critic.
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  • Drinkwater, delighted at results like these, made Owen his partner.

    Socialism John Spargo
  • Mr. Drinkwater smiled at the idea and emphasized "dividends."

  • “No, sir,” said Drinkwater, as he flashed his lantern round.

    Will of the Mill George Manville Fenn
  • “Your wife will be anxious about you, Drinkwater,” said the artist.

    Will of the Mill George Manville Fenn
  • Drinkwater, I cannot stand and listen to this without raising my voice in protest.

    Will of the Mill George Manville Fenn
  • An ex-surfman, Drinkwater by name, volunteered to go back with him.

    The Sea Rovers Rufus Rockwell Wilson
  • The roarer, as has been said, was the Colonel; the meanderer was Drinkwater Torm.

    Polly Thomas Nelson Page
  • Remember, silence; absolute silence, said Drinkwater, with his finger on his lips.

    The Woman Gives

    Owen Johnson
  • Drinkwater selected Miss Quirley next, and after her Schneibel.

    The Woman Gives

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Drinkwater

/ˈdrɪŋkˌwɔːtə/
noun
1.
John. 1882–1937, English dramatist, poet, and critic; author of chronicle plays such as Abraham Lincoln (1918) and Mary Stuart (1921)
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