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Stephen Vincent, 1898–1943, U.S. poet and novelist.
his brother, William Rose, 1886–1950, U.S. poet and critic.
Historical Examples

Dr. benet, in spite of the fact that he is one of the busiest men in France, kindly agreed to furnish this information.
A Journey Through France in War Time Joseph G. Butler, Jr.

Well, benet, what the plague has brought you from your ship?
The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane Frank Barrett

benet, ben′et, n. an exorcist, the third of the four lesser orders in the Roman Church.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

But may you not as well foil him by shooting the bolt of the trap-door, benet?
The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane Frank Barrett

And with equal sincerity, benet, I promise you I will not give that signal for my death until it is needed.
The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane Frank Barrett

Is it not better, benet, to live here together than to perish singly?
The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane Frank Barrett

She hoped she would be introduced when they reached benet’s Park.
The History of David Grieve Mrs. Humphry Ward

The knight was out; probably, or rather certainly, not yet returned from his counting-house in St. benet’s Sherehog.
Heart Martin Farquhar Tupper

Canute also showed an interest in the monastery of Saint benet Hulme, to which three manors were given.
Canute the Great Laurence Marcellus Larson

Cowper was not himself at Cambridge, but he lived near by and frequently visited his brother a fellow of benet College.
Cambridge Mildred Anna Rosalie Tuker

Stephen Vincent. 1898–1943, US poet and novelist, best known for his poem on the American Civil War John Brown’s Body (1928)


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