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[oz-bern, ‐bawrn, ‐bohrn] /ˈɒz bərn, ‐bɔrn, ‐boʊrn/
John (James) 1929–94, English playwright.
Thomas Mott, 1859–1926, U.S. prison reformer. Unabridged
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  • The library of Hearne was sold in February, 1736, by Osborne the book-seller; "the lowest price being marked in each book."

    Bibliomania; or Book-Madness Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • But be sure to get a written acknowledgment on each mortgage from Osborne.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Mr. Osborne glanced hastily round him, and then bent forward to me.

    The Days of My Life Mrs. Oliphant
  • Mr Osborne stood before me, scrutinizing me with severe grey eyes.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • "The bolt of the scuttle is broken, just as Osborne said," he reported.

    Ashton-Kirk, Investigator John T. McIntyre
British Dictionary definitions for Osborne


/ˈɒzbən; -ˌbɔːn/
John (James). 1929–94, British dramatist. His plays include Look Back in Anger (1956), containing the prototype of the angry young man, Jimmy Porter, The Entertainer (1957), and Inadmissible Evidence (1964)
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