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[fits-jer-uh ld] /fɪtsˈdʒɛr əld/
Edward, 1809–83, English poet: translator of drama and poetry, especially of Omar Khayyám.
George Francis, 1851–1901, Irish physicist. Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for edward fitzgerald
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  • edward fitzgerald was a great poet, and a great philosopher.

  • The letters of Lamb, of edward fitzgerald, are not more delightful.

    The Critical Game John Albert Macy
  • Somewhere here lord edward fitzgerald escaped from major Sirr.

    Ulysses James Joyce
  • Years and years afterwards edward fitzgerald stayed at Edgeworthstown, and he also carries us there in one of his letters.

    Castle Rackrent Maria Edgeworth
  • Bristol was succeeded by another recruit from the aristocracy—Lord edward fitzgerald.

    The Glories of Ireland Edited by Joseph Dunn and P.J. Lennox
  • Calderon wrote some beautiful plays, several of which have been translated by edward fitzgerald.

  • One member of her family—her son edward fitzgerald—has remained my friend till this day.

  • edward fitzgerald, who may be supposed to have been tolerably impartial, declared that he pitied his sad state.

  • edward fitzgerald once defined taste as the feminine of genius.

    The Spell of Egypt Robert Hichens
  • edward fitzgerald, the friend of Thackeray and Carlyle, himself an author of no mean repute, lived close by.

    East Anglia J. Ewing Ritchie
British Dictionary definitions for edward fitzgerald


Edward. 1809–83, English poet, noted particularly for his free translation of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám (1859)
Ella. 1918–96, US jazz singer, noted esp for her vocal range and scat singing
F(rancis) Scott (Key). 1896–1940, US novelist and short-story writer, noted particularly for his portrayal of the 1920s in The Great Gatsby (1925) and Tender is the Night (1934)
Garret. 1926–2011, Irish politician; leader of Fine Gael Party (1977–87); prime minister of the Republic of Ireland (1981–82; and 1982–87)
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