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Wordsworth

[wurdz-wurth] /ˈwɜrdzˌwɜrθ/
noun
1.
William, 1770–1850, English poet: poet laureate 1843–50.
Related forms
Wordsworthian, adjective, noun
Wordsworthianism, noun
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  • Wordsworth may be the greater teacher; for many of us he has opened a new world: he has touched the deepest springs of our nature.

  • Wordsworth's "Kitten and the Falling Leaves," is in the high, moralizing style.

    Concerning Cats Helen M. Winslow
  • Thus Wordsworth shrank back into Toryism, as it were, from a Shelleyan extreme of pantheism as yet disembodied.

  • But, as Wordsworth reminds us, these ever-youthful waters have their gladsome notes.

    The Balladists John Geddie
  • Shades of Rousseau and Wordsworth, to mention the nightingale and the ortolans in one breath!

    Thomas Jefferson Gilbert Chinard
  • We are glad to perceive that he early appreciated Wordsworth.

  • It is all very well for a middle-aged man to worship Wordsworth and calm philosophy.

    The Loom of Youth Alec Waugh
British Dictionary definitions for Wordsworth

Wordsworth

/ˈwɜːdzˌwəθ/
noun
1.
Dorothy. 1771–1855, English writer, whose Journals are noted esp for their descriptions of nature
2.
her brother, William. 1770–1850, English poet, whose work, celebrating nature, was greatly inspired by the Lake District, in which he spent most of his life. Lyrical Ballads (1798), to which Coleridge contributed, is often taken as the first example of English romantic poetry and includes his Lines Written above Tintern Abbey. Among his other works are The Prelude (completed in 1805; revised thereafter and published posthumously) and Poems in Two Volumes (1807), which includes The Solitary Reaper and Intimations of Immortality
Derived Forms
Wordsworthian (ˌwɜːdzˈwɜːðɪən) adjective, noun
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