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besant

[bez-uh nt, buh-zant]
noun
  1. bezant.
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Besant

[bez-uh nt for 1; buh-zant, older use bez-uh nt for 2]
noun
  1. Annie (Wood),1847–1933, English theosophist.
  2. Sir Walter,1836–1901, English novelist.
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Examples from the Web for besant

Historical Examples

  • Green was at the time illustrating Besant's "Chaplain of the Fleet."

    The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)

    Harry Furniss

  • At this point we think it well to part company with Mrs. Besant.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • Mrs. Besant is also a patient disciple of the Masters—to wit, the Mahatmas.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

  • After a few minutes' conversation he made way for Mrs. Besant.

    Prisoner for Blasphemy

    G. W. [George William] Foote

  • The one well-known exception was that of Messrs. Besant and Rice.

    Methods of Authors

    Hugo Erichsen


British Dictionary definitions for besant

Besant

noun
  1. Annie, née Wood . 1847–1933, British theosophist, writer, and political reformer in England and India
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