william ralph inge

Inge

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noun
1.
William (Motter) [mot-er] , 1913–73, U.S. playwright.
2.
William Ralph, 1860–1954, Anglican clergyman, scholar, and author: dean of St. Paul's 1911–34.
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William Ralph, known as the Gloomy Dean. 1860--1954, English theologian, noted for his pessimism; dean of St Paul's Cathedral (1911--34)

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william ralph inge

British divine, Christian Platonist, and dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. He was noted for his keen intellect and for his pessimistic views, which earned him the title "gloomy dean."

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