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Yeats

[yeyts] /yeɪts/
noun
1.
William Butler, 1865–1939, Irish poet, dramatist, and essayist: Nobel prize 1923.
Related forms
Yeatsian, adjective
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  • Mr. Yeats is not so kind to the men "in the highway" as the old Irish bards.

    Irish Plays and Playwrights Cornelius Weygandt
  • Mr. Yeats is only the chief of those who draw from this source.

  • Yeats found him in France in 1898 and advised him to go to the Aran Islands, to live there as if he were one of the people.

  • Years have shown that Yeats's appreciation was not as exaggerated as many might suppose.

  • The poems of Yeats which are quoted here reveal him in his most lyric and musical vein.

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Yeats

/jeɪts/
noun
1.
Jack Butler. 1871–1957, Irish painter
2.
his brother W(illiam) B(utler). 1865–1939, Irish poet and dramatist. His collections of verse include Responsibilities (1914), The Tower (1928), and The Winding Stair (1929). Among his plays are The Countess Cathleen (1892) and Cathleen ni Houlihan (1902); he was a founder of the Irish National Theatre Company at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1923
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