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  1. Forest of, a forest district in central England, in N Warwickshire: scene of Shakespeare's As You Like It.
  2. Elizabeth,1891–1966, U.S. cosmetician, born in Canada.
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  • Here Sir Arden Westhorpe, the magistrate, sat at a table writing.

    Henry Dunbar

    M. E. Braddon

  • This 1961 Arden House meeting dealt with the problem of disarmament.

  • “O, that I may be equally prepared, when my hour comes,” cried Miss Arden.

  • It is certain that Shakespeare had many cousins on the Arden side.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

  • Perhaps on his coming to Longcroft he found the old Arden arms there.

    Shakespeare's Family

    Mrs. C. C. Stopes

British Dictionary definitions for arden


  1. Forest of Arden a region of N Warwickshire, part of a former forest: scene of Shakespeare's As You Like It
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  1. John. (1930–2012) British dramatist and novelist. His plays include Serjeant Musgrave's Dance (1959) and The Workhouse Donkey (1963); novels include Silence Among the Weapons (1982): he often works in collaboration with his wife Margaretta D'Arcy
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