Definition of Dinesen

1. Noun. Danish writer who lived in Kenya for 19 years and is remembered for her writings about Africa (1885-1962).

Exact synonyms: Baroness Karen Blixen, Blixen, Isak Dinesen, Karen Blixen
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer



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Dimitra
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Dimitrovgrad
Dimmer's keratitis
Dimocarpus
Dimocarpus longan
Dimorphotheca
Din Land
Dina
Dinah
Dinajpur District
Dinarization
Dindymene
Dinesen (current term)
Dingle
Dinka
Dino Paul Crocetti
Dinocerata
Dinoflagellata
Dinornis giganteus
Dinornithidae
Dinornithiformes
Diocletian
Dioctophyma
Dioctophyma renale
Diodon holocanthus
Diodon hystrix
Diodontidae

Literary usage of Dinesen

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1. Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1898)
"On this occasion M. Dinesen, having failed to secure the support of the whole party, seceded from the general body, accompanied by some half-dozen members. ..."

2. Catalogue of the Books Printed in Iceland, from A. D. 1578 to 1880: In the by Thomas William Lidderdale (1885)
"JENS Dinesen, Bishop of Ribe. See JERSIN (j. D.) JERSIN (JENS Dinesen) Bishop of Ribe. 1743 (bis). JERUSALEM. ..."

3. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1986 . . . brought to naught by what Isak Dinesen called the business of being women —Abigail McCarthy, NY Times Book Rev., 6 Feb. 1983 nauseous, nauseating ..."

4. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"Out of Africa, Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), 1885-1962 The Inter-American Highway bobs and weaves its way down the mountains on its way to Panama. ..."

5. Gender, Land and Livelihoods in East Africa: Through Farmers' Eyes by Ritu Verma (2001)
"... by western mainstream culture and as put forward by novels and films such as "Out of Africa" (Dinesen 1938). and "West With The Night" (Markham 1942). ..."

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