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Vanbrugh

[van-broo or, esp. British, van-bruh]
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noun
  1. John,1664–1726, English dramatist and architect.
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  • For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.

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    William Ernest Henley

  • As I think, Vanbrugh was a man to whom Fortune could never come.

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    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • There was no friend to arrange anything; so Miss Vanbrugh undertook it all.

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    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • Vanbrugh came back, and continued his painting, talking all the while.

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    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)

  • Mr. Vanbrugh, my dear master and friend, look at me, and listen to what I have to say.

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    Dinah Maria Craik, (AKA Dinah Maria Mulock)


British Dictionary definitions for vanbrugh

Vanbrugh

noun
  1. Sir John. 1664–1726, English dramatist and baroque architect. His best-known plays are the Restoration comedies The Relapse (1697) and The Provok'd Wife (1697). As an architect, he is noted esp for Blenheim Palace
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