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Lyly

[lil-ee]
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noun
  1. John,1554?–1606, English writer of romances and plays.
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  • This change is first expressed by Lyly in his second novel and later in his dramas.

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  • In an audience thus susceptible to innuendo Lyly saw his opportunity.

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  • We cannot wonder that Endymion attracted Shakespeare, for it is the most "romantic" of all Lyly's plays.

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  • Latimer also employs the responsive method so frequently used by Lyly.

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  • It was as a novelist that Lyly first came before the world of English letters.

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British Dictionary definitions for lyly

Lyly

noun
  1. John. ?1554–1606, English dramatist and novelist, noted for his two romances, Euphues, or the Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and his England (1580), written in an elaborate styleSee also euphuism
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