- learning; instruction; lesson.
Origin of lear
1350–1400; late Middle English lere lesson, noun use of lere to teach, Old English lǣran; cognate with Dutch leren, German lehren, Gothic laisjan; akin to lore1
- Edward,1812–88, English writer of humorous verse and landscape painter.
- (italics) King Lear.
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Examples from the Web for lear
King Lear becomes Lear texting “okay who wants a kingdom,” to which Goneril replies “me me I do.”
A new book from Mallory Ortberg imagines what literary legends including King Lear and Jane Eyre would have texted.
If it were not the case, then there would be a Jonestown after every performance of King Lear.Martin Amis Talks About Nazis, Novels, and Cute Babies
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But he loved showing off the Lear as the party favor for a Hollywood that had everything.
He used the Lear—which seated only six and had no bar—mostly to shuttle his pals between Los Angeles, Palm Springs, and Las Vegas.
Lamb and Coleridge, on the other hand, have praised "Lear" as a world's masterpiece.
In "Lear," Shakespeare was intent on expressing his own disillusion and naked misery.
Tolstoi, I am afraid, has missed all the poetry of Lear, all the deathless phrases.
Coleridge calls "Lear," "the open and ample playground of Nature's passions."
In Othello, in Lear, and in Macbeth, he achieved instant success.
- Edward. 1812–88, English humorist and painter, noted for his illustrated nonsense poems and limericks
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