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[pyoo-jin] /ˈpyu dʒɪn/
Augustus Charles, 1762–1832, French architectural draftsman and archaeologist in England.
his son, Augustus Welby Northmore
[wel-bee nawrth-mawr,, -mohr] /ˈwɛl bi ˈnɔrθ mɔr,, -moʊr/ (Show IPA),
1812–52, English architect and designer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • They were considered by Pugin to be the finest examples in the kingdom.

  • He talked about Pugin and the soul's need for seasons of contemplation and repose.

    Mushroom Town Oliver Onions
  • Designed by Mr. Pugin, and manufactured by Mr. Crace, London.

    Illustrated History of Furniture Frederick Litchfield
  • Pugin had a hard and bitter fight for twenty years before he obtained recognition.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Pugin listened, making little bows, sniffing the lettuce which the mastiff-man had so cunningly placed before his nose.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Pugin would have been a great force could his sentiment have been awakened; but he could not see palm trees.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Now Pugin was on the committee lists of half a dozen charitable and humanitarian concerns.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • Pugin would lend his purse to the cause, and his name, but he would not lend his pen—simply because he could not.

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
  • The decorative work was executed by Pugin, and has been described by those who remember it as gorgeous.


    G. E. (Geraldine Edith) Mitton
  • We may now turn to consider the Gothic Revival movement itself, of which Pugin was one of the most important pioneers.

British Dictionary definitions for Pugin


Augustus (Welby Northmore). 1812–52, British architect; a leader of the Gothic Revival. He collaborated with Sir Charles Barry on the Palace of Westminster (begun 1836)
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