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Vanbrugh

[van-broo or, esp. British, van-bruh] /vænˈbru or, esp. British, ˈvæn brə/
noun
1.
John, 1664–1726, English dramatist and architect.
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  • "I cannot imagine a woman being in love with Vanbrugh," said Brett impatiently.

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  • For both Wycherley and Vanbrugh are playwrights, and Congreve is not.

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  • Vanbrugh drew Brown a little aside and spoke in a lower tone, but Brett, who could scarcely control himself, moved up behind them.

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  • There was no friend to arrange anything; so Miss Vanbrugh undertook it all.

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  • Olive, humbled and disconsolate, prepared for her voluntary duty as Vanbrugh's lay-figure.

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  • "I have spoken ill," said Vanbrugh, in a touched and humbled voice.

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  • "Now I have got to see the old gentleman," said Darche, speaking to Vanbrugh.

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  • As I think, Vanbrugh was a man to whom Fortune could never come.

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  • "Oh no, I suppose not," answered Vanbrugh with affected indifference.

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  • Vanbrugh was at this time dead—in 1726, at his house in Whitehall, of quinsey.

British Dictionary definitions for Vanbrugh

Vanbrugh

/ˈvænbrə/
noun
1.
Sir John. 1664–1726, English dramatist and baroque architect. His best-known plays are the Restoration comedies The Relapse (1697) and The Provok'd Wife (1697). As an architect, he is noted esp for Blenheim Palace
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