[ eth-er-ij, eth-rij ]

  1. Sir George, 1635?–91, English dramatist.

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How to use Etherege in a sentence

  • The ideal hero of Wycherley or Etherege was the witty young profligate, who had seen life, and learned to disbelieve in virtue.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson | Henry A. Beers
  • A truer light comedy began with Sir George Etherege, who mirrored in 631 his fops the gaiety and insolence of the world he knew.

  • Aunt Etherege will be sure to have her in New York, or traveling about, ten months out of twelve.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood | Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • Mrs. Etherege and Mrs. Gartney were sitting together in the guest chamber, above.

    Faith Gartney's Girlhood | Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  • The leading characters of Restoration comedy, from Etherege to Vanbrugh, are consciously and almost professionally wits.

    Play-Making | William Archer

British Dictionary definitions for Etherege


/ (ˈɛθərɪdʒ) /

  1. Sir George. ?1635–?92, English Restoration dramatist; author of the comedies The Comical Revenge (1664), She would if she could (1668), and The Man of Mode (1676)

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