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Shadwell

[shad-wel, -wuh l] /ˈʃædˌwɛl, -wəl/
noun
1.
Thomas, 1642?–92, English dramatist: poet laureate 1688–92.
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  • To Shadwell was given the laureateship of which Dryden was deprived.

  • She has forsaken him, she is the bride of another,—that other is Shadwell.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • They lived at Shadwell, and were both addicted to drinking and quarreling, in both which they indulged.

  • At this moment both Luttrell and Shadwell move toward the books.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • He has taken her hand, but now, stung by her words and her evident delight at Shadwell's proximity, flings it furiously from him.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • He is not nearly so composed as Shadwell, and his voice has a strange and stilted sound.

    Molly Bawn Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • In due course the inquest was held at Shadwell, and with Ambler I attended as a witness.

    The Seven Secrets William Le Queux
  • I pulled his coat-tails, and tried to lead him back to Shadwell; but it was useless.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • While Flecknoe's pretensions as a dramatist were fairly a subject of derision, Shadwell was eminently popular.

  • Shadwell is only fearful and gloomy to those who have fearful and gloomy minds.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
British Dictionary definitions for Shadwell

Shadwell

/ˈʃædwəl/
noun
1.
Thomas. ?1642–92, English dramatist; poet laureate (1688–92). He was satirized by Dryden
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