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[sturn] /stɜrn/
Laurence, 1713–68, English clergyman and novelist. Unabridged
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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
  • Sterne, in a letter to Garrick from Paris, in 1762, calls him "Mercury himself."

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

  • Sterne is admonishing a young friend as to his manners in society: "You are in love," he says.

    Robert Elsmere Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Deacon Sterne is growing older; his outward man gives no token thereof.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • It was also given in the eighth volume of the Edinburgh edition of Sterne, 1803.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • The man, Sterne, I have been told, has had engagements for three months.'

    Life of Johnson James Boswell
  • Herders early acquaintance with Sterne has been already treated.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
  • Every day that passed over the Sofala appeared to Sterne simply crammed full with proofs—with incontrovertible proofs.

    End of the Tether Joseph Conrad
  • The detail of Jacobis indebtedness to Sterne is to be found in these two works.

    Laurence Sterne in Germany Harvey Waterman Thayer
British Dictionary definitions for Sterne


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)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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