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Keats

[keets] /kits/
noun
1.
John, 1795–1821, English poet.
Related forms
Keatsian, adjective

keat

[keet] /kit/
noun, Ornithology.
1.
keet.

keet

or keat

[keet] /kit/
noun
1.
a young guinea fowl.
Origin of keet
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60; imitative
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  • In 1821, he wrote his Adonais, a monody on the death of Keats.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Keats and Wither will serve as examples with which to finish our argument.

    The Lyric John Drinkwater
  • In spite of all that has been said Keats takes higher rank as poet than Wither?

    The Lyric John Drinkwater
  • Keats and Shelley had the good fortune to die in the fulness of their romantic glory.

    The American Mind Bliss Perry
  • For Keats beauty was truth, and that was all he cared to know.

British Dictionary definitions for Keats

Keats

/kiːts/
noun
1.
John. 1795–1821, English poet. His finest poetry is contained in Lamia and other Poems (1820), which includes The Eve of St Agnes, Hyperion, and the odes On a Grecian Urn, To a Nightingale, To Autumn, and To Psyche
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