Definition of Osborne

1. Noun. English playwright (1929-1994).

Exact synonyms: John James Osborne, John Osborne
Generic synonyms: Dramatist, Playwright

Definition of Osborne

1. Proper noun. (surname A=An English from=given names) ¹

2. Proper noun. (Germanic male given name), occasionally transferred from the surname. ¹

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Literary usage of Osborne

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1. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1893)
"osborne TAKES DOWN THE FAMILY BIBLE. So having prepared the sisters, Dobbin hastened away to the City to perform the rest and more difficult part of the ..."

2. American Book Prices Current (1917)
"In cl. portfolio (6 plates with margins cut down), osborne, G., Dec. 13, '16. ... First edition. colored bound in; several plates mended), osborne, G., Dec. ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1895)
"With no definite idea of adopting the profession of music, osborne when about eighteen went to ... osborne soon became a frequenter of the prince's château, ..."

4. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"osborne, Lady Alexandra LG, d. of 9th Duke of Leeds ; b. 1872. 11 Grosvenor Crescent. osborne, Lady Anna CG, d. of 9th Duke of Leeds ; b. 1870. ..."

5. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Suit by GW osborne against Ellen Richmond and others. Decree for defendants, and complainant appeals. Reversed and remanded. SH Bond, of Gate City, ..."

6. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by Anna Lorraine Guthrie, Marion A. Knight, H.W. Wilson Company, Estella E. Painter (1920)
"English J 6:114 F '17 osborne, Frank J. Health exhibit for men. ... J Ctlm Law 7:804-9 Mr •17 osborne, Thomas Mott Common sense in prison management. ..."

7. Archaeologia Cantiana by Kent Archaeological Society (1863)
"John osborne and Mary Gilbart, Julij l. George Cooke, of Raynham, ... John osborne and Marie nis wife, bap. April 19, Marie, ve daughter of Capt. J no. ..."

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