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[pim] /pɪm/
John, 1584–1643, English statesman. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Pym: A Novel by Mat Johnson A riveting adventure novel that is also a cutting meditation on race, literature, and obsession.

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  • According to Gardiner, she was by this time bestowing her favors upon Pym.

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • The conclusion of the Covenant had been the last work of Pym.

  • So he had put his letter firmly on Pym's table; but it was a staggerer to find that gentleman in possession of the others.

    Tommy and Grizel J.M. Barrie
  • I was going to propose that you might prefer to live at Pym.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • Indeed, we neither of us spoke during the half-mile walk that separated the Wood Farm from the last cottage in Pym.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • It is not more than a mile and a half from Challis Court to Pym.

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
  • A curious feeling, against taking Pym out again, lay within him; like an instinct, it seemed; a prevision of warning.

  • Pym has not left out one of them—I would You heard Pym raging!

    Browning's England Helen Archibald Clarke
  • His estate had turned in Boyle's more patient hands into a noble domain with a revenue estimated by Pym in 1616 at £12,000.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for Pym


Barbara (Mary Crampton). 1913–80, British novelist, noted for such comedies of middle-class English life as Excellent Women (1952), A Glass of Blessings (1958), and The Sweet Dove Died (1978)
John. ?1584–1643, leading English parliamentarian during the events leading to the Civil War. He took a prominent part in the impeachment of Buckingham (1626) and of Strafford and Laud (1640)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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