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Vanbrugh

[van-broo or, esp. British, van-bruh] /vænˈbru or, esp. British, ˈvæn brə/
noun
1.
John, 1664–1726, English dramatist and architect.
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  • For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.

    Views and Reviews William Ernest Henley
  • As I think, Vanbrugh was a man to whom Fortune could never come.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Vanbrugh came back, and continued his painting, talking all the while.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • You remember it was she from whom Mr. Vanbrugh painted the 'Cleopatra.'

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • There was no friend to arrange anything; so Miss Vanbrugh undertook it all.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • In the midst of this, Miss Vanbrugh's voice was heard in the hall.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • Mr. Vanbrugh, my dear master and friend, look at me, and listen to what I have to say.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • "I have spoken ill," said Vanbrugh, in a touched and humbled voice.

    Olive Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)
  • They were principally built by Gibbs, Hawksmoor, Vanbrugh and others.

    Sir Christopher Wren

    Lucy Phillimore
  • This tract shows how much of the play was written by Vanbrugh.

British Dictionary definitions for Vanbrugh

Vanbrugh

/ˈvænbrə/
noun
1.
Sir John. 1664–1726, English dramatist and baroque architect. His best-known plays are the Restoration comedies The Relapse (1697) and The Provok'd Wife (1697). As an architect, he is noted esp for Blenheim Palace
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