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[haw-thawrn] /ˈhɔˌθɔrn/
Nathaniel, 1804–64, U.S. novelist and short-story writer.
a city in SW California, SW of Los Angeles.
a city in NE New Jersey. Unabridged
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  • Across the road is a simple little farmhouse where Pierce spent his early married life, and where Hawthorne was a frequent guest.

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  • We were in the little parlor of the Wayside, Mr. Hawthorne's house in Concord.

    The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
  • Slow movement expressed by long sentences is well illustrated in Irving and Hawthorne.

    English: Composition and Literature W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
  • “I think they are Hawthorne bushes,” Mrs. Payton answered, absently.

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  • Septimius, under such circumstances, develops into a kind of morbid and sullen Hawthorne.

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Nathaniel. 1804–64, US novelist and short-story writer: his works include the novels The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851) and the children's stories Tanglewood Tales (1853)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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