American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Poe, Edgar Allan 1809-1849. American writer known especially for his macabre poems, such as "The Raven” (1845), and short stories, including "The Fall of the House of Usher” (1839).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See poi.
- n. The poe-bird, originally called the poe bee-eater.
- n. A surname.
- n. Edgar Allen Poe, an American author and poet of the 19th century, known especially for his dark themes.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as poi.
- n. United States writer and poet (1809-1849)
“John Savage, who wrote some fine papers on Poe, which I _think_ appeared in the _Democratic Review_, perhaps in 1858, said to a friend of mine that the things most interesting and valuable to him in my little book (_Poe and his Critics_) were its genealogical hints. ”
“I immersed myself in Poe for a couple of weeks and came up with a story … which sold.”
“His latest short story can be found in Poe (Solaris Books), edited by Ellen Datlow.”
“But I do really like historical mysteries and making them about Poe is a great way to snag that hook right into my cheek.”
“The result, according to Poe, is quite possibly “the greatest effort in collaborative knowledge gathering the world has ever known.””
“Since Poe is best remembered for his poems and macabre short fiction, I've nominated one of the many anthologies of his work.”
“Poe is commonly known as a writer of gothic stories, however he published a number of science fiction stories and was perhaps the first writer to tackle two sub-genres.”
“Justice Frankfurter authored the plurality opinion in Poe, noting "[t] he lack of immediacy of the threat" of prosecution, and asserting that "This Court cannot be umpire to debates concerning harmless, empty shadows.”
“Unlike Harlan's dissent in Poe, Douglas's majority opinion in Griswold makes the privacy right seem much less tangible.”
“As Justice Harlan observed in Poe, The right of privacy most manifestly is not an absolute.”
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