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[eth-er-ij, eth-rij]
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  1. Sir George,1635?–91, English dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for etherege

Historical Examples

  • Etherege and Poynings were the only individuals who met him with their former frankness.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • I suppose you know that Poynings and Etherege don't come back, Grey?

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Etherege's comedies were, in their day, the dear delight of the majority of playgoers.

  • It is always so with Congreve's plays, and Etherege's and Wycherley's.


    Anthony Trollope

  • He witnessed some impudent comedies of Dryden, Etherege, and Sedley.

British Dictionary definitions for etherege


  1. Sir George. ?1635–?92, English Restoration dramatist; author of the comedies The Comical Revenge (1664), She would if she could (1668), and The Man of Mode (1676)
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