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Dowson

[dou-suh n] /ˈdaʊ sən/
noun
1.
Ernest (Christopher) 1867–1900, English poet.
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  • "She left her dressing-bag, if that's anything," said Dowson gloomily.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
  • It was merely too late for Dowson, and it was probably too soon.

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  • For a moment Dowson quailed before her tone; but he rallied bravely.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
  • But it was all struggle for Dowson, a battle with the pale lily.

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  • Mrs. Dowson, past speech, sank back in her chair and stared at him.

  • Dowson was, let us say not mockingly, the boyish whimperer in song.

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  • "How kind-hearted you are, Miss Toni," said Mr. Dowson admiringly as she slipped into her seat beside him.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
  • Do you know that thing of Dowson's: 'I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion'?

    Beyond John Galsworthy
  • Mr. Dowson moved a step forward and then gave an involuntary jump as Jock growled mildly, under his breath as it were.

    The Making of a Soul Kathlyn Rhodes
  • Dowson died obscure in 1900, one of the finest of modern minor poets.

British Dictionary definitions for Dowson

Dowson

/ˈdaʊsən/
noun
1.
Ernest (Christopher). 1867–1900, English Decadent poet noted for his lyric Cynara
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