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[mi-ley] /mɪˈleɪ/
Sir John Everett, 1829–96, English painter. Unabridged
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  • Millais, Plate 103, illustrates the next parable, that of the lost coin.

    The Great Painters' Gospel Henry Turner Bailey
  • There were about twenty guests, among others the painter Millais.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • A fine picture by Landseer or Millais would outweigh, in intrinsic value, the whole collection.

  • This incident the genius of my friend Mr. Millais is about to render immortal.

  • Millais and Tadema endorsed his praise, and Heyermans' reputation was established.

    In Bohemia with Du Maurier Felix Moscheles
  • It was in 1855 that Millais married the lady who had been Mrs. Ruskin.

    Hawthorne and His Circle Julian Hawthorne
  • I think he knew that his prophecy, so mournfully spoken to Millais by the death-bed of Thackeray, was near its fulfilment.

  • The one picture of the year, according to Mr. Ruskin, was the Rescue, by Millais.

  • It has more of the loose but massive work of our English realist, Millais, about it than the compacter work of Rembrandt.

    Where Art Begins Hume Nisbet
  • Millais came in for a like share of condemnation when he sold his "Bubbles" to Pears' Soap.

    Forty Years of 'Spy' Leslie Ward
British Dictionary definitions for Millais


Sir John Everett. 1829–96, English painter, who was a founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. His works include The Order of Release (1853) and The Blind Girl (1856)
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