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Gwendolyn, 1917–2000, U.S. poet and novelist.
Phillips, 1835–93, U.S. Protestant Episcopal bishop and pulpit orator.
Van Wyck
[van wahyk] /væn ˈwaɪk/ (Show IPA), 1886–1963, U.S. author and critic.
a male given name.
a small, natural stream of fresh water.
to bear; suffer; tolerate:
I will brook no interference.
Contemporary Examples

Did David Cameron Snub Obama for Tennis? Peter Jukes September 27, 2012
Is Rebekah Brooks Toast? Lloyd Grove July 28, 2011
Rebekah Brooks Charged in Phone-Hacking Scandal Peter Jukes May 14, 2012
I’m Not Country or Pop. I’m Just Pure Garth Brooks. David Masciotra September 9, 2014
Rebekah Brooks Charged in Phone-Hacking Scandal Peter Jukes May 14, 2012

Historical Examples

The Book of Nature Myths Florence Holbrook
The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam
The Duchess of Wrexe Hugh Walpole
Early English Meals and Manners Various
Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie Andrew Carnegie

Geraldine. born 1955, Australian writer. Her novels include March (2005), which won the Pulitzer prize
Mel, real name Melvyn Kaminsky. born 1926, US comedy writer, actor, and film director. His films include The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974), High Anxiety (1977), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1996)
(Troyal) Garth. born 1962, US country singer and songwriter; his bestselling records include Ropin’ the Wind (1991) and Scarecrow (2001)
a natural freshwater stream smaller than a river
(transitive; usually used with a negative) to bear; tolerate
Peter (Paul Stephen). born 1925, British stage and film director, noted esp for his experimental work in the theatre


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