J(ohn) B(oyn·ton) [boin-tuhn, -tn], /ˈbɔɪn tən, -tn/, 1894–1984, English novelist.
Joseph, 1733–1804, English chemist, author, and clergyman.
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How to use Priestley in a sentence
Miranda Priestley berating her magazine underlings in The Devil Wears Prada.
But until the time of Priestley few ever disputed the advantages derivable from a National Church.The English Church in the Eighteenth Century | Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
At a later period he had been attracted by Hartley, Berkeley, and Priestley.The English Utilitarians, Volume II (of 3) | Leslie Stephen
It may, I think, be said that Hales deserved the title usually given to Priestley, viz.
Priestley broke his leg and lost his case, and legal history does not record his future career.The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry
The failure of Priestley, the Lincoln butcher boy, settled the law of America as completely as it did the law of this country.The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry
British Dictionary definitions for Priestley
J (ohn) B (oynton). 1894–1984, English author. His works include the novels The Good Companions (1929) and Angel Pavement (1930) and the play An Inspector Calls (1946)
Joseph. 1733–1804, English chemist, political theorist, and clergyman, in the US from 1794. He discovered oxygen (1774) independently of Scheele and isolated and described many other gases
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Scientific definitions for Priestley
British chemist who discovered oxygen (1774) and 10 other gases, including hydrogen chloride, sulphur dioxide, and ammonia.
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