[ kuhv-er-lee ]

  1. Sir Roger de, a literary figure representing the ideal of the early 18th-century squire in The Spectator, by Addison and Steele.

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How to use Coverley in a sentence

  • Two queens of the snobocracy will entertain us at romping in the hay, with Sir Roger de Coverley to follow.

  • Yet, in a sense, it has nearly as much to do with the advent of the novel as Sir Roger de Coverley himself.

    The English Novel | George Saintsbury
  • To keep them no longer in suspense,—Sir Roger de Coverley is dead.

  • They promised mistletoe, snapdragon, and Sir Roger de Coverley.

    The Red Cross Girl | Richard Harding Davis
  • The piano had begun, and "Sir Roger de Coverley" was being thundered forth.

    Mount Music | E. Oe. Somerville and Martin Ross

British Dictionary definitions for Coverley


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