American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Dowson, Ernest Christopher 1867-1900. British Decadent poet best known for his refrain "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion.”
- n. A patronymic surname.
- From a Dow as a diminutive of David + -son. (Wiktionary)
“Thus, the BNP operations centre in Belfast, which was run by Dowson, is no longer available.”
“But now that things are getting sticky, Dowson is moving on, it seems.”
“Sounds were the important things for Dowson, which is essentially the Swinburne echo.”
“Only a sensible motherly curiosity, such as Dowson's could have made discoveries, but a rare question put by the child at long intervals sometimes threw a faint light.”
“Stand-off Ryan Lamb was the pick of a Saints side which dominated the first-half, scoring tries through Phil Dowson, Tom Wood and Jamie Elliott, two of which Lamb converted.”
“England will announce their starting XV on Thursday, with Ben Morgan pushing Phil Dowson hard for the No8 jersey.”
“Instead, in the pages of "North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration" Candlewick, 53 pages, $16.99 , author Nick Dowson invites 7- to 12-year-olds to wonder at the desolate splendor of the northern realms and to marvel at the mystery of migration that draws millions of creatures there from across the globe every summer.”
“Others have been watching him grow as a player and I'm not worried about playing him out of his favoured position.8 Phil Dowson Northampton A really clever guy who thinks the team's way through games, much as an alternative captain should.”
“What about Dowson, Saull and Robshaw - when are they going to get a go?”
“Sale trailed 18-9 shortly after half-time in the match but came back to win, with Northampton at one stage reduced to 13 men after the captain, Phil Dowson, and the flanker Calum Clark were sent to the sin-bin.”
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