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[ej-wurth] /ˈɛdʒ wɜrθ/
Maria, 1767–1849, English novelist. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Edgeworth meanwhile lodged himself 'in excellent and agreeable apartments,' and occupied himself with engineering.

    A Book of Sibyls Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
  • I have noted that Edgeworth, Franklin, and Sismondi express the contrary.

  • You might think Miss Edgeworth meant that the right was to be done mainly because one was always rewarded for doing it.

  • Edgeworth also suggested that passengers might travel by such a mode of conveyance.

    The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
  • A house was taken at Clifton, and here Miss Edgeworth and her charges rejoined their parents.

    Maria Edgeworth Helen Zimmern
  • At first there had been no definite thought of print in Mr, Edgeworth's mind.

  • When a certain pibroch had been played, he said it reminded him of the first time he ever saw Miss Edgeworth.

    Peter Parley's Own Story Samuel G. Goodrich
  • But in Miss Edgeworth's little fable there is no fairy agency.

  • Holcroft's version of the book, however, appeared, and the Edgeworth translation was never completed.

    A Book of Sibyls Anne Thackeray (Mrs. Richmond Ritchie)
  • Lucy is the justice's daughter in Miss Edgeworth's little chamber-drama.

British Dictionary definitions for Edgeworth


Maria. 1767–1849, Anglo-Irish novelist: her works include Castle Rackrent (1800) and The Absentee (1812)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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