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Thackeray

[thak-uh-ree] /ˈθæk ə ri/
noun
1.
William Makepeace
[meyk-pees] /ˈmeɪkˌpis/ (Show IPA),
1811–63, English novelist, born in India.
Related forms
Thackerayan, adjective, noun
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  • Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.

  • Thackeray's own explanation was more characteristic than convincing.

  • Here Thackeray has borrowed not only Steele's voice, but his very trick of speech.

  • Don't you get up every morning meaning to prove you're equal to Balzac or Thackeray?

    The Greater Inclination Edith Wharton
  • But the last part was the kind of thing that poor old Thackeray might have done.

    The Harbor Ernest Poole
British Dictionary definitions for Thackeray

Thackeray

/ˈθækərɪ/
noun
1.
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)
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