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Benjamin west

Benjamin, 1738–1820, U.S. painter, in England after 1763.
Jerome Alan (“Jerry”) born 1938, U.S. basketball player, coach, and executive.
Mae, 1892?–1980, U.S. actress.
Nathanael (Nathan Wallenstein Weinstein) 1902?–40, U.S. novelist.
Paul, born 1930, U.S. poet, essayist, and novelist, born in England.
Dame Rebecca (Cicily Isabel Fairfield Andrews) 1892–1983, English novelist, journalist, and critic, born in Ireland.
Historical Examples

benjamin west, a contemporary of Copely, had nothing in common with the development of American art.
Revolutionary Reader Sophie Lee Foster

benjamin west says, “A kiss from my mother made me a painter.”
Genius in Sunshine and Shadow Maturin Murray Ballou

The only portrait of Godfrey known to have been in existence was that painted by benjamin west, in his earlier years.
The Prince of Parthia Thomas Godfrey

It was only the intercession of benjamin west that saved his life.
The Mentor, January 15, 1917, Serial No. 123 Elizabeth Lounsbery

To the last he had been elected in 1818, and had sent to the academy a full-length portrait of benjamin west.
St. Nicholas Vol. XIII, September, 1886, No. 11 Various

Of this an illustration is afforded in the life of benjamin west.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 119, September, 1867 Various

Born in Philadelphia about 1766, and was the pupil of benjamin west.
Catalogue of the Gallery of Art of The New York Historical Society anonymous

In 1784 he went to London, where for three years he worked under benjamin west.
Early American Plays Oscar Wegelin

You have perhaps heard of benjamin west, the celebrated artist.
The Pearl Box “A Pastor”

Fulton went to England when he came of age, and studied painting with benjamin west.
A History of the Growth of the Steam-Engine Robert H. Thurston

one of the four cardinal points of the compass, 270° clockwise from north and 180° from east
the direction along a parallel towards the sunset, at 270° clockwise from north
(often capital) the west, any area lying in or towards the west related adjectives Hesperian Occidental
(cards) (usually capital) the player or position at the table corresponding to west on the compass
situated in, moving towards, or facing the west
(esp of the wind) from the west
in, to, or towards the west
(archaic) (of the wind) from the west
(informal) go west

to be lost or destroyed irrevocably
to die

noun the West
the western part of the world contrasted historically and culturally with the East or Orient; the Occident
(formerly) the non-Communist countries of Europe and America contrasted with the Communist states of the East Compare East (sense 2)
(in the US)

that part of the US lying approximately to the west of the Mississippi
(during the Colonial period) the region outside the 13 colonies, lying mainly to the west of the Alleghenies

(in the ancient and medieval world) the Western Roman Empire and, later, the Holy Roman Empire

of or denoting the western part of a specified country, area, etc
(as part of a name): the West Coast

Benjamin. 1738–1820, US painter, in England from 1763
Kanye, born 1977, US rap singer and producer; his albums include The College Dropout (2004) and Graduation (2007)
Mae. 1892–1980, US film actress
Nathanael, real name Nathan Weinstein. 1903–40, US novelist: author of Miss Lonely-Hearts (1933) and The Day of the Locust (1939)
Dame Rebecca, real name Cicily Isabel Andrews (née Fairfield). 1892–1983, British journalist, novelist, and critic

Old English west “in or toward the west,” from Proto-Germanic *wes-t- (cf. Old Norse vestr, Old Frisian, Middle Dutch, Dutch west, Old High German -west, only in compounds, German west), from PIE *wes- (source of Greek hesperos, Latin vesper “evening, west”), perhaps an enlarged form of root *we- “to go down” (cf. Sanskrit avah “downward”), and thus literally “direction in which the sun sets.” Cf. also High German dialectal abend “west,” literally “evening.”

French ouest, Spanish oeste are from English. West used in geopolitical sense from World War I (Britain, France, Italy, as opposed to Germany and Austria-Hungary); as contrast to Communist Russia (later to the Soviet bloc) it is first recorded in 1918. West Indies is recorded from 1550s.

Related Terms

fucking well told
see: go west


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