[sou-th ee, suhth-ee]


Robert,1774–1843, English poet and prose writer: poet laureate 1813–43. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of southey

  • Southey is as hale as ever, and writes with his usual diligence.

  • Milton was the son of a London scrivener, and Pope and Southey were the sons of linendrapers.


    Samuel Smiles

  • Southey said that he was no more ashamed of having been a republican than of having been a boy.

  • Southey is a political writer, a writer for a particular purpose.

    Vivian Grey

    Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli

  • Southey confessed that he "read and studied and all but worshipped Godwin."

British Dictionary definitions for southey



Robert. 1774–1843, English poet, a friend of Wordsworth and Coleridge, attacked by Byron; poet laureate (1813–43)
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