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[bent-lee] /ˈbɛnt li/
Eric (Russell) born 1916, U.S. critic, editor, and translator; born in England.
Phyllis, 1894–1977, English novelist.
Richard, 1662–1742, English scholar and critic. Unabridged
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  • Bentley has but a scant population, and contains not a single inn.

    The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood
  • Mr. Bentley had just driven into the yard with the new summer boarder.

  • This was the first time Mrs. Bentley had seen him show either excitement or anger; she hardly knew him in this new aspect.

    Vain Fortune George Moore
  • It was Bentley, the most disgusted man at the post, who now came to the rescue.

  • Three days after, Emily tore up one of her songs, because Mrs. Bentley had sung it without her leave.

    Vain Fortune George Moore
British Dictionary definitions for Bentley


Edmund Clerihew. 1875–1956, English journalist, noted for his invention of the clerihew
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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