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Virginia (Adeline Virginia Stephen Woolf) 1882–1941, English novelist, essayist, and critic.
Contemporary Examples

Lakoff and Woolf—and the groups with which they affiliate—reject the core identity of Israel as a Jewish State.
What to Make of Le Mood’s Decision to Disinvite Speakers Over Israel Politics? Mira Sucharov November 3, 2013

What was externalized in Joyce—physical details, action—is internalized in Woolf—mental details, psychology.
The Heirs of Joyce’s Ulysses Joshua Cohen June 14, 2010

When you or I try to paint a portrait of someone—say, Woolf—we might not do as well.
Freud, Virginia Woolf & Other Great Writers In Their Own Voice Jimmy So April 12, 2012

The last time something like Woolf’s revolution in human character occurred was in the 1960s.
A Kennedy Fleeing the Fight Lee Siegel February 12, 2010

Elsewhere in the book, Woolf writes, “These changes of mood wear us out.”
‘Far From the Tree’ Author Andrew Solomon’s Book Bag Andrew Solomon December 3, 2012

Historical Examples

Wolfe, Charles (Woolf), an Irish clergyman and poet, born 1791.
Elson Grammar School Literature, Book Four. William H. Elson

At Hornerstown he baptized three members of the Woolf family.
Wilford Woodruff Matthias F. Cowley

From the date of Woolf’s patent in 1804, his pay from Trevithick ceased, and with it their friendship.
Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) Francis Trevithick

Woolf’s engine is stopped at Herland, and I have orders to proceed.
Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) Francis Trevithick

They teased Cousin Jennie a little because the tall young man with bright eyes was named Woolf.
A Little Girl of Long Ago Amanda Millie Douglas

Leonard Sidney. 1880–1969, English publisher and political writer
his wife, Virginia. 1882–1941, English novelist and critic. Her novels, which include Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927), The Waves (1931), and Between the Acts (1941), employ such techniques as the interior monologue and stream of consciousness


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