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Pinero

[puh-neer-oh, -nair-oh] /pəˈnɪər oʊ, -ˈnɛər oʊ/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur Wing, 1855–1934, English playwright and actor.
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  • They said they wanted a happy end, and Pinero had the good sense to give it to them.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • Had he lived I feel certain that he would have become the Pinero of the American stage.

    Nat Goodwin's Book Nat C. Goodwin
  • Are there no other themes in every-day life which Mr. Pinero might take?

  • We were keen on Ibsen and smiled pityingly at the mention of Pinero.

    I Walked in Arden Jack Crawford
  • Although he was so much younger then, Mr. Pinero looked much as he does now.

    The Story of My Life Ellen Terry
  • Mr. Pinero has no sense of style, of the beauty or expressiveness of words.

    Plays, Acting and Music Arthur Symons
  • Suppose you had to write about a play by Pinero and one by Jones!

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
  • Then how could you write about them until you knew which was Pinero and which was Jones?

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
  • Why, I was just saying that it must have been written by Pinero.

    Fanny's First Play George Bernard Shaw
  • The immediate reply is that The Amazons, by Mr. Pinero, is a specimen of the genus.

British Dictionary definitions for Pinero

Pinero

/pɪˈnɪərəʊ/
noun
1.
Sir Arthur Wing. 1855–1934, English dramatist. His works include the farce Dandy Dick (1887) and the problem play The Second Mrs Tanqueray (1893)
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