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William, 1759–1844, English writer.
Contemporary Examples

Beckford, like Efron, did so with faux-protest, and with a big smile on his face.
Justin Bieber’s Abs Cannot Save Him Tim Teeman September 9, 2014

Historical Examples

Mr. Beckford welcomed me in the kindest way, and immediately began pointing out the various curious plants and shrubs.
Recollections of the late William Beckford Henry Venn Lansdown

Perhaps Beckford did not intend his tale to be interpreted too solemnly.
Shorter Novels, Eighteenth Century Samuel Johnson

So Beckford went, and presently he found himself telling Murray a great deal more than he had intended to tell him.
The Best Policy Elliott Flower

The moment he reached home, Beckford rushed to his wifes room.
The Best Policy Elliott Flower

The footman returned, saying his master was engaged, but if I would walk upstairs Mr. Beckford would come to me.
Recollections of the late William Beckford Henry Venn Lansdown

Would it not be a worthy companion to the statues of Beckford and Chatham?
A Morning’s Walk from London to Kew Richard Phillips

Beckford, in describing the apartment of a Spanish lady, writes: “Her bed was of the richest blue velvet trimmed with point lace.”
The Industrial Arts in Spain Juan F. Riao

Mr. Beckford took off the glass, and desired me to take it to the window.
Recollections of the late William Beckford Henry Venn Lansdown

Given good weather and a favourable season, there is as good sport to be obtained with Horse and Hound as in the days of Beckford.
Sporting Dogs Frank Townend Barton

William. 1759–1844, English writer and dilettante; author of the oriental romance Vathek (1787)


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