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[kou-lee, koo-]
  1. Abraham,1618–67, English poet.
  2. Malcolm,1898–1989, U.S. writer, critic, and editor.
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Examples from the Web for cowley

Historical Examples

  • The same view comes forward in his estimate of Cowley's work.

    Early Theories of Translation

    Flora Ross Amos

  • This kind of wit is that which abounds in Cowley more than in any author that ever wrote.

    Essays and Tales

    Joseph Addison

  • Mr. Cowley has given in to them after both; and all succeeding writers after him.

  • What dangers he escaped may be well seen in Cowley's Davideis, which fell into them all.


    Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh

  • Do you recollect in the first conversation we ever had together, we talked of Cowley?

    Devereux, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for cowley


  1. Abraham. 1618–67, English poet and essayist, who introduced the Pindaric ode to English literature
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