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[poo sh-kin; Russian poo-shkyin]
  1. A·le·xan·der Ser·ge·e·vich [al-ig-zan-der sur-gey-uh-vich, -zahn-; Russian uh-lyi-ksahn-dr syir-gye-yi-vyich] /ˌæl ɪgˈzæn dər sɜrˈgeɪ ə vɪtʃ, -ˈzɑn-; Russian ʌ lyɪˈksɑn dr syɪrˈgyɛ yɪ vyɪtʃ/, 1799–1837, Russian poet, short-story writer, and dramatist.
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Examples from the Web for pushkin

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  • One ought to write poems like Pushkin's, or even like Dobrolubov's.

    Virgin Soil

    Ivan S. Turgenev

  • The old man led off the meal by saying that Pushkin was a magnificent poet.

    Poor Folk

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • I will read it through, this volume of Pushkin, and tonight come to you.

    Poor Folk

    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • Pushkin's friends now looked upon him as a traitor to the cause of liberty.


    Alexander Pushkin

  • Shelley urged him as Byron urged Pushkin to emulation, not imitation.

    Why we should read

    S. P. B. Mais

British Dictionary definitions for pushkin


  1. a town in NW Russia: site of the imperial summer residence and Catherine the Great's palace. Pop: 84 628 (2002)Former name: (1708–1937) Tsarskoye Selo
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  1. Aleksander Sergeyevich (alɪkˈsandr sɪrˈɡjejɪvitʃ). 1799–1837, Russian poet, novelist, and dramatist. His works include the romantic verse tale The Prisoner of the Caucasus (1822), the verse novel Eugene Onegin (1833), the tragedy Boris Godunov (1825), and the novel The Captain's Daughter (1836)
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