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Sterne

[sturn]
noun
  1. Laurence,1713–68, English clergyman and novelist.
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Examples from the Web for sterne

Historical Examples of sterne

  • The periods of Johnson and the pauses of Sterne may hide a selfish heart.

    The Letters of Robert Burns

    Robert Burns

  • Had I been an infant Sterne, here was a grand chance for sentimental output!

    The Golden Age

    Kenneth Grahame

  • In a tone suddenly changed to confidential audacity Sterne hastened on.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • Sterne, holding the door open with one hand, had thrust in his head and shoulders.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad

  • This was from Sterne, answering over the rail in a tone of respectful cordiality.

    End of the Tether

    Joseph Conrad


British Dictionary definitions for sterne

Sterne

noun
  1. Laurence. 1713–68, English novelist, born in Ireland, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67) and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768)
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