Definition of Defoe
1. Noun. English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731).
Lexicographical Neighbors of Defoe
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, ..."