- William Make·peace [meyk-pees] /ˈmeɪkˌpis/, 1811–63, English novelist, born in India.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for thackeray
The eulogy ends before it begins and Thackeray is barely alluded to again, let alone revered.John Sutherland‘s Enjoyable Little History of Literature
November 29, 2013
The Bal Thackeray, of course, who got a state funeral when he died Nov. 17.India’s Shameful Day: Dec. 6, 1992
December 9, 2012
Do some substitutions in those sentences along the lines Thackeray wanted to do with Mein Kampf.
Indeed, what you get is a more than adequate description of … no surprise, Thackeray himself.
One TV reporter spoke of “sporadic incidents of vandalism by [supporters] aggrieved by the condition of Thackeray.”Mumbai on Edge With Shiv Sena Founder Bal Thackeray Ill
November 16, 2012
Here Thackeray has borrowed not only Steele's voice, but his very trick of speech.
Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.
Thackeray's own explanation was more characteristic than convincing.
Don't you get up every morning meaning to prove you're equal to Balzac or Thackeray?The Greater Inclination
But the last part was the kind of thing that poor old Thackeray might have done.The Harbor
- William Makepeace. 1811–63, English novelist, born in India. His novels, originally serialized, include Vanity Fair (1848), Pendennis (1850), Henry Esmond (1852), and The Newcomes (1855)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012