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Sterne

[sturn] /stɜrn/
noun
1.
Laurence, 1713–68, English clergyman and novelist.
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  • The periods of Johnson and the pauses of Sterne may hide a selfish heart.

  • Had I been an infant Sterne, here was a grand chance for sentimental output!

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  • Sterne crossed the deck upon the track of the chief engineer.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Sterne, holding the door open with one hand, had thrust in his head and shoulders.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • In a tone suddenly changed to confidential audacity Sterne hastened on.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • This was from Sterne, answering over the rail in a tone of respectful cordiality.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Sterne, holding a bundle of papers in his hand, caught up with him.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • In the face of Massy's last rebuff Sterne dared not declare his knowledge.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • He did not know why he should feel so startled; but he forgot Sterne utterly for the moment.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • In a moment Sterne appeared, walking as noiselessly as a cat on the wharf.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for Sterne

Sterne

/stɜːn/
noun
1.
Laurence. 1713–68, English novelist, born in Ireland, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67) and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768)
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