[ hey-nee ]
/ ˈheɪ ni /
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Sea·mus [shey-muhs], /ˈʃeɪ məs/, 1939–2013, Irish poet: Nobel Prize 1995.
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How to use Heaney in a sentence
To return to Heaney once more, his caution that you must be “expertly civil-tongued with civil neighbours” rings heavy here.The Complex History Behind Belfast—and Its Echoes in Present-Day Northern Ireland|Alison Garden|November 11, 2021|Time
Seamus Heaney, among many other things, embodied that central principle: his comic sense was gleefully sharp, but it was not mean.
Mischievous, more bite than bark in the sense that it was mordant with minimal rhetoric, Heaney was not genteel.
And I have never known anyone with a finer sense of occasion than Seamus Heaney.
A month ago, the Nobel Prize–winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney died at age 74.
One might watch and wait for years “balanced between destiny and dread,” Heaney wrote.The Coalition of the Unwilling|Christopher Dickey|September 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Major Heaney went by special train from Kimberley, and Mr. Holden on horseback across country.A Woman's Part in a Revolution|Natalie Harris Hammond
British Dictionary definitions for Heaney
/ (ˈhiːnɪ) /
Seamus (Justin) (ˈʃeɪməs). Born 1939, Irish poet and critic, born in Northern Ireland. His collections include Death of a Naturalist (1966), North (1975), The Haw Lantern (1987), The Spirit Level (1996), District and Circle (2006), and Human Chain (2010). Nobel prize for literature 1995
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