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[boh-uh n] /ˈboʊ ən/
Catherine (Shober) Drinker
[shoh-ber dring-ker] /ˈʃoʊ bər ˈdrɪŋ kər/ (Show IPA),
1897–1973, U.S. biographer and essayist.
Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole) 1899–1973, Anglo-Irish novelist and short-story writer. Unabridged
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  • "It certainly doesn't compare with the Carnival last year," said Mrs. Bowen.

    Indian Summer William D. Howells
  • If he could take that he might shut up Bowen and his force in Grand Gulf.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Wandaroo was well within the Tropics, being in about the same latitude as Bowen, but a little to the north of it.

    In Quest of Gold Alfred St. Johnston
  • Mrs. Bowen was in to tell me about it––all about a Russian war bride.

    The Gorgeous Girl Nalbro Bartley
  • The young fellows went on to speak of Mrs. Bowen, whom it seemed they had known the winter before.

    Indian Summer William D. Howells
British Dictionary definitions for Bowen


Elizabeth (Dorothea Cole). 1899–1973, British novelist and short-story writer, born in Ireland. Her novels include The Death of the Heart (1938) and The Heat of the Day (1949)
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