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Britten

[brit-n] /ˈbrɪt n/
noun
1.
(Edward) Benjamin, 1913–76, English composer and pianist.
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  • Britten and I belonged to one of the precocious types, and Cossington very probably to another.

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  • The rogue came to me, and I told him that the will was made, and that Britten and Sloane had witnessed it.

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  • My only influential councillor at first was old Britten, who became my sub-editor.

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  • The discovery of Britten happened to me when we were both in the Lower Fifth.

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  • Mr Britten in 1876 patented a process for the manufacture of glass from blast furnace slag.

  • "I'd like you to indicate directions," said Britten, and waited.

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  • "We may have to look around a little, though," remarked Tom as Captain Britten ordered the tug halted and anchors lowered.

  • Britten wasn't subdued by his first rebuff; presently he was at us again.

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  • Britten rubbed the palm of his hand on the corner of his desk.

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Britten

/ˈbrɪtən/
noun
1.
(Edward) Benjamin, Baron Britten. 1913–76, English composer, pianist, and conductor. His works include the operas Peter Grimes (1945) and Billy Budd (1951), the choral works Hymn to St Cecilia (1942) and A War Requiem (1962), and numerous orchestral pieces
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