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Gissing

[gis-ing] /ˈgɪs ɪŋ/
noun
1.
George (Robert) 1857–1903, English novelist.
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  • It was after dinner, an April evening, and Gissing slipped away from the house for a stroll.

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  • The mornings are like a realistic novel of Gissing's after a fairy tale.

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  • Gissing, wise by now, knew that after a forager the mosquito always retires to the ceiling, so he kept a stepladder in the room.

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  • Gissing feared a fever and thought their temperatures should be taken.

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  • But this time Gissing, with lenient forgiveness, pretended not to have heard.

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  • Gissing, warmed and cheered by the vital Scotch, was perhaps too direct.

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  • The surplice, which Mr. Poodle was still holding, parted with a rip, and Gissing was free.

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  • "Get them collars and anything else they need," said Gissing kindly.

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  • In this pond Gissing had his first swim one warm Sunday recently.

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  • To his surprise, on looking round, Gissing saw that all the ladies had vanished.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gissing

Gissing

/ˈɡɪsɪŋ/
noun
1.
George (Robert). 1857–1903, English novelist, noted for his depiction of middle-class poverty. His works include Demos (1886) and New Grub Street (1891)
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