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[thak-uh-ree] /ˈθæk ə ri/
William Makepeace
[meyk-pees] /ˈmeɪkˌpis/ (Show IPA),
1811–63, English novelist, born in India.
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Thackerayan, adjective, noun Unabridged
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  • This observation was a valuable hint, on the part of Thackeray, as to whom he considered his master in art.

    Yesterdays with Authors James T. Fields
  • Thackeray thought that it had "absolutely stopped" the sale.

  • Thackeray gives a different account of this interview and of that with Charles Yorke, we know not whence derived.

    Lord Chatham Archibald Phillip Primrose Rosebery
  • Thackeray's own explanation was more characteristic than convincing.

  • But we doubt whether half a page of deliberately picturesque description can be found in any of Thackeray's first-class works.

    Studies in Literature and History Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
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William Makepeace. 1811–63, English novelist, born in India. His novels, originally serialized, include Vanity Fair (1848), Pendennis (1850), Henry Esmond (1852), and The Newcomes (1855)
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