[ krab ]

  1. George, 1754–1832, English poet.

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How to use Crabbe in a sentence

  • Even Crabbe's fanciful and delicate Jane might have thought without pain of sleeping here.

  • Hazlitt on Crabbe and Scott is a very interesting witness on account of the principles and presuppositions employed by him.

    Sir Walter Scott | William Paton Ker
  • Crabbe, himself a type of the class, has left admirable portraits of his fellows.

  • I wish you would,' said the Dean; so off I go to Crabbe's rooms.

  • Like them, he boldly discarded the eighteenth-century manner, still flourishing in the hands of Crabbe.

    Thomas Moore | Stephen Gwynn

British Dictionary definitions for Crabbe


/ (kræb) /

  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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