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[kem-buh l]
  1. Frances Anne or FannyMrs. Butler, 1809–93, English actress and author.
  2. her uncleJohn Philip,1757–1823, English actor.
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Examples from the Web for kemble

Historical Examples

  • In contrast to Kemble's declamation, Kean's acting was vehement and passionate.

    The Facts About Shakespeare

    William Allan Nielson

  • Kemble steadily refused to sit, and great was the distress of the painter.

    Art in England

    Dutton Cook

  • Kemble had been for many years the intimate friend of the Earl of Aberdeen.

    The English Spy

    Bernard Blackmantle

  • Kemble himself has written an article on the Emperor Nicholas which must crush him.

  • This was said, Mrs. Kemble informs me, by her sister Mrs. Sartoris.

British Dictionary definitions for kemble


  1. Frances Anne, known as Fanny. 1809–93, English actress, in the US from 1832
  2. her uncle, John Philip . 1757–1823, English actor and theatrical manager
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