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Shadwell

[shad-wel, -wuh l]
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noun
  1. Thomas,1642?–92, English dramatist: poet laureate 1688–92.
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Examples from the Web for shadwell

Historical Examples

  • "No," replies Molly, indignant at his tone,—so unlike Shadwell's.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • She has forsaken him, she is the bride of another,—that other is Shadwell.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • At this moment both Luttrell and Shadwell move toward the books.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • He is not nearly so composed as Shadwell, and his voice has a strange and stilted sound.

    Molly Bawn

    Margaret Wolfe Hamilton

  • I pulled his coat-tails, and tried to lead him back to Shadwell; but it was useless.

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke


British Dictionary definitions for shadwell

Shadwell

noun
  1. Thomas. ?1642–92, English dramatist; poet laureate (1688–92). He was satirized by Dryden
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