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  1. William,1600–69, English Puritan leader and pamphleteer.
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Examples from the Web for prynne

Historical Examples

  • Histrio-Mastix of Prynne, its unfortunate history, 129 et seq.

    The Book-Hunter

    John Hill Burton

  • In 1633 Prynne (Histriomastix) refers to it as a "new theatre erected."

    Shakespearean Playhouses

    Joseph Quincy Adams

  • "So it's Prynne, after all," he said quietly, and unfolded the next paper.

    Margarita's Soul

    Ingraham Lovell

  • Prynne replied that he could not tell unless he were allowed a close inspection of it.

    Cornish Characters

    S. Baring-Gould

  • Prynne attacked the fashion in his Unloveliness of Love-locks.

    Folk-lore of Shakespeare

    Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer

British Dictionary definitions for prynne


  1. William. 1600–69, English Puritan leader and pamphleteer, whose ears were cut off in punishment for his attacks on Laud
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