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Housman

[hous-muh n] /ˈhaʊs mən/
noun
1.
A(lfred) E(dward) 1859–1936, English poet and classical scholar.
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  • Housman has offered a defence of B and C's version of this line (937-39).

  • For each of these devices Housman furnishes convincing parallels.

  • While I was looking at this picture Housman joined me and apologised for being late.

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  • At that moment there was a lull in the general conversation and Housman overheard us.

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  • Housman was proud of his Madeira and annoyed with us for not drinking enough.

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  • Randall, Carrington-Smith and Housman talked of the international situation.

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  • Housman then asked her to sing a song from The Merry Widow, which she did.

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  • Housman says she will win her case without any doubt if she brings it into court.

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  • Miss Housman said she did not consider the Americans a critical public.

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  • There was nobody there until Housman came in late just when I was going.

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British Dictionary definitions for Housman

Housman

/ˈhaʊsmən/
noun
1.
A(lfred) E(dward). 1859–1936, English poet and classical scholar, author of A Shropshire Lad (1896) and Last Poems (1922)
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