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Besant

[bez-uh nt for 1; buh-zant, older use bez-uh nt for 2] /ˈbɛz ənt for 1; bəˈzænt, older use ˈbɛz ənt for 2/
noun
1.
Annie (Wood) 1847–1933, English theosophist.
2.
Sir Walter, 1836–1901, English novelist.
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Besant

/ˈbɛzənt; bɪˈzænt/
noun
1.
Annie, née Wood. 1847–1933, British theosophist, writer, and political reformer in England and India
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