[ muhk-fur-suhn ]

  1. James, 1736–96, Scottish author and translator.

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How to use Macpherson in a sentence

  • Nothing could make them forget what Macpherson had just done.

    Earth's Enigmas | Charles G. D. Roberts
  • Macpherson was a Scotchman, therefore it was the duty of Scotchmen to side with him.

    Art in England | Dutton Cook
  • Macpherson, whose Fingal had been treated in the Journey as an impudent forgery, threatened to take vengeance with a cane.

  • In a pause in Macpherson's wailing notes there floated down over the Glen the sound of the pipes up at the big House.

    Corporal Cameron | Ralph Connor

British Dictionary definitions for Macpherson


/ (məkˈfɜːsən) /

  1. James. 1736–96, Scottish poet and translator. He published supposed translations of the legendary Gaelic poet Ossian, in reality largely his own work

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