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Langland

[lang-luh nd]
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noun
  1. William,1332?–c1400, English poet.
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Also Langley.
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Examples from the Web for langland

Historical Examples

  • In the midst of these trials and sorrows, Langland had one refuge: his book.

    A Literary History of the English People

    Jean Jules Jusserand

  • "Thought" reigns supreme, and does with Langland what he chooses.

  • At all such men and at all such things, Langland thunders anathema.

  • A friend of hers, a Mrs. Langland, who lives at Gunnersbury, was very kind and helpful.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing

  • His visit at Mrs. Langland's would extend over another fortnight.

    The Whirlpool

    George Gissing


British Dictionary definitions for langland

Langland

noun
  1. William. ?1332–?1400, English poet. The allegorical religious poem in alliterative verse, The Vision of William concerning Piers the Plowman, is attributed to him
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