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Powys

[ poh-is ]

noun

  1. John Cowper, 1872–1963, English author.
  2. his brother Llewelyn, 1884–1939, English author.
  3. his brother Theodore Francis, 1875–1953, English author.
  4. a county in E Wales. 1,960 sq. mi. (5,077 sq. km).


Powys

1

/ ˈpaʊɪs /

noun

  1. a county in E Wales, formed in 1974 from most of Breconshire, Montgomeryshire, and Radnorshire. Administrative centre: Llandrindod Wells. Pop: 129 300 (2003 est). Area: 5077 sq km (1960 sq miles)


Powys

2

/ ˈpəʊɪs /

noun

  1. PowysJohn Cowper18721963MBritishWRITING: novelistWRITING: essayistWRITING: poet John Cowper (ˈkuːpə). 1872–1963, British novelist, essayist, and poet, who spent much of his life in the US His novels include Wolf Solent (1929), A Glastonbury Romance (1932), and Owen Glendower (1940)
  2. PowysLlewelyn18841939MBritishWRITING: essayistWRITING: journalist his brother, Llewelyn. 1884–1939, British essayist and journalist
  3. PowysT(heodore) F(rancis)18751953MBritishWRITING: novelistWRITING: short-story writer his brother, T ( heodore ) F ( rancis ). 1875–1953, British novelist and short-story writer, noted for such religious fables as Mr Weston's Good Wine (1927) and Unclay (1931)
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Example Sentences

Mr. Powys moved a clause to repeal expressly and by name the Massachusetts Charter Act.

On the plea of kinship he visited her in Pembroke Castle, set it on fire, and while it was blazing carried her away into Powys.

Caradoc of Men'wygent, the younger bard of Gwenwyn prince of Powys-land.

Mrs Powys, with her rigid sense of the proprieties, almost wished to reject the proposal.

At any rate, Colonel Powys had tenants on the brain—his own tenants having shot at him with shot-guns.

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