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Gainsborough

[geynz-bur-oh, -buhr-oh; British geynz-ber-uh] /ˈgeɪnzˌbɜr oʊ, -ˌbʌr oʊ; British ˈgeɪnz bər ə/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1727–88, English painter.
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  • But with Gainsborough the place was nothing—it was the spirit of it that charmed him.

    Six Centuries of Painting Randall Davies
  • The portraits of Gainsborough possess this in a high degree.

  • He imitated Gainsborough for landscape, and Reynolds for portraits.'

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  • Accident stepped in; Gainsborough lay in bed with a chill and could not move.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • Consequently not I, but Miss Gainsborough succeeds my mother in the title and the property.

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  • There was a most satisfactory absence of Gainsborough about all this.

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  • Gainsborough found himself regretting London and the little house.

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  • I should imagine that Mr Gainsborough's enjoying himself then?

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  • Glancing toward the table, he saw Mr Gainsborough's birthday gift.

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Gainsborough

/ˈɡeɪnzbərə; -brə/
noun
1.
Thomas. 1727–88, English painter, noted particularly for his informal portraits and for his naturalistic landscapes
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