Definition of Defoe

1. Noun. English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731).

Exact synonyms: Daniel Defoe
Generic synonyms: Author, Writer

Lexicographical Neighbors of Defoe

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Defender of the Faith
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Defense Secretary
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Defoe (current term)
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Literary usage of Defoe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1870)
"Mes- by Defoe ; his strong inducements to avoid the nager? ... wrote so exactly like Defoe as to deceive ,sager), his library wa.s in so unsettled a state, ..."

2. English Literature: An Illustrated Record by Richard Garnett, Edmund Gosse (1903)
"Defoe now kept a coach and a private yacht. His post under Government was probably a mere decoy for the work of a mercenary journalist, and we find Defoe r~ ..."

3. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Lucia Isabella Gilbert Runkle, George H Warner (1902)
"His father was a butcher named Foe, and the evolution of the son's name through the various forms of D. Foe, De Foe, Defoe, to Daniel Defoe, ..."

4. Century Readings for a Course in English Literature by James Francis Augustine Pyre, Karl Young (1910)
"DANIEL Defoe (1661-1731) Defoe was the son of a nonconformist butcher, ... Defoe took part in the rebellion of Monmouth, engaged unsuccessfully in trade, ..."

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