How to use Defoe in a sentence
As late as the 18th century, writers such as Daniel Defoe were still arguing that plague was divine punishment.
It is Daniel Defoe in “The Shortest Way With Dissenters” speaking of killing members of a religious sect.
He acknowledged various literary forebears, from Ballantyne to Defoe, in the creation of what became Treasure Island.
Daniel Defoe alone could have so handled the subject as to make delightful so dull and so sad a tale.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
There is a charm in Defoe's works that one hardly finds, excepting in the Pilgrim's Progress.Journal of a Voyage to Brazil | Maria Graham
Spanish in its origin, it developed into a school in which Defoe and Thackeray distinguished themselves.East Anglia | J. Ewing Ritchie
Defoe again rode out, met the army of William at Henley-on-Thames, and joined its second line as a volunteer.An Essay upon Projects | Daniel Defoe
Defoe in this book ran again and again into sound suggestions that first came to be realised long after he was dead.An Essay upon Projects | Daniel Defoe
British Dictionary definitions for Defoe
Daniel. ?1660–1731, English novelist, journalist, spymaster, and pamphleteer, noted particularly for his novel Robinson Crusoe (1719). His other novels include Moll Flanders (1722) and A Journal of the Plague Year (1722)
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