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  1. George,1754–1832, English poet.
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Examples from the Web for crabbe

Historical Examples of crabbe

  • Mr. Crabbe continued to write moral stories in rhymed couplets.

    The Moon and Sixpence

    W. Somerset Maugham

  • Mr. Crabbe was just such a master as it was good for the little boys to be under.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • I was curious to know what an American, and of your Quality, would say of Crabbe.

  • But he ‘has a world of his own,’ as Tennyson said of Crabbe.

  • Poets too, especially Scott and Crabbe, were constantly chosen.

British Dictionary definitions for crabbe


  1. George. 1754–1832, English narrative poet, noted for his depiction of impoverished rural life in The Village (1783) and The Borough (1810)
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