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[swift] /swɪft/
Gustavus Franklin, 1839–1903, U.S. meat packer.
Jonathan ("Isaac Bickerstaff") 1667–1745, English satirist and clergyman, born in Ireland. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • jonathan swift, for thirty years Dean of this Cathedral, lies here, where savage indignation can no longer tear his heart.

    The Charm of Ireland Burton Egbert Stevenson
  • The difficulty is quaintly indicated in a remark by jonathan swift.

    Social Rights And Duties Leslie Stephen
  • As an all-round satirist jonathan swift has no superior save Dryden, and he only by virtue of his broader human sympathies.

    English Satires Various
  • Eugenio, who represents jonathan swift, fails in life because as a wit and a poet he has not the art of winning patronage.

    Swift Leslie Stephen
  • Do not forget that great and beautiful maxim of jonathan swift: That a lie is too good a thing to be lavished about!

    Letters to an Unknown Prosper Mrime
  • I have left out of the list one whom nature endowed for the supreme man of humor among Englishmen,—jonathan swift.

    The Gentle Reader Samuel McChord Crothers
  • And because they did defy praise, jonathan swift never asked, and was ever too grand to accept it.

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