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Sterne

[sturn] /stɜrn/
noun
1.
Laurence, 1713–68, English clergyman and novelist.
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  • He is an enthusiast within limits for the genius of Sterne and the genius of Horace Walpole.

    The Art of Letters Robert Lynd
  • The periods of Johnson and the pauses of Sterne may hide a selfish heart.

  • The letters of Sancho are thought to bear some resemblance to those of Sterne, both in their beauties and defects.

  • Had I been an infant Sterne, here was a grand chance for sentimental output!

    The Golden Age Kenneth Grahame
  • Deacon Sterne is growing older; his outward man gives no token thereof.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • At this Sterne hung his head, thoughtful, perplexed, winking hard at the deck.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • The man, Sterne, I have been told, has had engagements for three months.'

    Life of Johnson James Boswell
  • This was Sterne's last train of thought independent of the great discovery.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Every day that passed over the Sofala appeared to Sterne simply crammed full with proofs—with incontrovertible proofs.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • Sterne, holding the door open with one hand, had thrust in his head and shoulders.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
British Dictionary definitions for Sterne

Sterne

/stɜːn/
noun
1.
Laurence. 1713–68, English novelist, born in Ireland, author of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759–67) and A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy (1768)
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