from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Oates, Joyce Carol Born 1938. American writer whose works often concern love and violence in American society. Among her novels are A Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), Bellefleur (1980), and American Appetites (1989).
- Oates, Titus 1649-1705. English conspirator. His story of a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1678) resulted in the execution of many innocent Catholics.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. English conspirator who claimed that there was a Jesuit plot to assassinate Charles II (1649-1705)
- n. United States writer (born in 1938)
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