[boh-uh n]
  1. Catherine (Sho·ber) Drink·er [shoh-ber dring-ker] /ˈʃoʊ bər ˈdrɪŋ kər/, 1897–1973, U.S. biographer and essayist.
  2. Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole),1899–1973, Anglo-Irish novelist and short-story writer. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of bowen

  • If he could take that he might shut up Bowen and his force in Grand Gulf.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Bowen, one of the South's bravest generals, was the last to give way.

    The Rock of Chickamauga

    Joseph A. Altsheler

  • Mrs. Bowen was in to tell me about it––all about a Russian war bride.

    The Gorgeous Girl

    Nalbro Bartley

  • Bowen is a delightfully laid-out town on the shores of Port Denison.

    Tom Gerrard

    Louis Becke

  • "If I were sure he could be trusted," said Bowen, hesitating.

    The Telegraph Boy

    Horatio Alger, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for bowen


  1. Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole). 1899–1973, British novelist and short-story writer, born in Ireland. Her novels include The Death of the Heart (1938) and The Heat of the Day (1949)
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