Definition of Siddons

1. Noun. English actress noted for her performances in Shakespearean roles (1755-1831).

Exact synonyms: Sarah Kemble Siddons, Sarah Siddons
Generic synonyms: Actress



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Literary usage of Siddons

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1. Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Horace Howard Furness (1903)
"Lady Macbeth is remote from that bitterness of contempt which Mrs siddons expressed with such intensity, but which policy no less than feeling must have ..."

2. The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to by James Boswell (1884)
"He gives this account of it in one of his letters to Mrs. Thrale:' " Mrs. siddons, in her visit to me, behaved with great modesty and propriety, ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1834)
"Life (sic) of Mrs. siddons. By Thomas Campbell. 2 vols. 8vo. London. 1834. book is a real superf elation. We doubt whether the very uneventful life of Mrs. ..."

4. Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, George Walter Prothero, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle (1834)
"We doubt whether the very -•- uneventful life of Mrs. siddons had not been already overwritten; but we are confident that every one, except Mr. Campbell, ..."

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