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  1. AnneActon Bell, 1820–49, English novelist.
  2. her sisterCharlotteCurrer Bell, 1816–55, English novelist.
  3. her sisterEmily JaneEllis Bell, 1818–48, English novelist.
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Examples from the Web for bronte

Historical Examples of bronte

  • They gave him the dukedom and domain of Bronte, worth about L3000 a year.

    The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

    Robert Southey

  • And I can play better even than the men from Bronte on the ceramella.

    The Call of the Blood

    Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Bronte was the forge of Cyclops, on which he forged the thunder of Jove.

  • The day after the fugitive had arrived, the force left Bronte.

  • There are moods when the savage strength of the Bronte sisters is companionable to me.

    Idle Ideas in 1905

    Jerome K. Jerome

British Dictionary definitions for bronte


  1. Anne, pen name Acton Bell . 1820–49, English novelist; author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1847)
  2. her sister, Charlotte, pen name Currer Bell . 1816–55, English novelist, author of Jane Eyre (1847), Villette (1853), and The Professor (1857)
  3. her sister, Emily (Jane), pen name Ellis Bell . 1818–48, English novelist and poet; author of Wuthering Heights (1847)
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