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  1. Margery . ?1373–?1440, English mystic. Her autobiography, The Book of Margery Kempe, describes her mystical experiences and pilgrimages in Europe and Palestine
  2. (German ˈkɛmpə) Rudolf (ˈruːdɔlf). 1910–76, German orchestral conductor, noted esp for his interpretations of Wagner
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Examples from the Web for kempe

Historical Examples of kempe

  • In this there is a dialogue between Shakespeare's fellow-actors, Burbage and Kempe.

    Browning's England

    Helen Archibald Clarke

  • For a summary of developments and references, see Kempe, op.

  • The first-named Kempe was probably a schoolmaster at Plymouth.

  • I know not whether he, or Kempe, was the true successor to that unrivalled buffoon.

    South London

    Sir Walter Besant

  • There was Kempe, the low comedian, who succeeded Tarlton in that line.

    South London

    Sir Walter Besant