American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Rhys, Jean Originally Ellen Gwendolen Rees Williams. 1894-1979. West Indian-born British writer known for Wide Sargasso Sea (1966), a novel based on the character of the first Mrs. Rochester in Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre.
“Anyone else notice the Iron Maiden t-shirt Rhys is wearing in his interview segments?”
“You will certainly be disappointed in Rhys-Meyers as Henry, after watching Keith Michell.”
“What they're doing with Gwen and Rhys is real Tiptree material!”
“Well, Jeremy was the producer of Napoleon Dynamite, and Rhys is determined to catch up with his erstwhile classmate.”
“The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys is an amazingly sensual and powerful novel which borrows characters from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.”
“The name Rhys appears once in the text and once in the Index.”
“I had a steak with chips and when my meal was brought, it was brought by this cute guy called Rhys that I had been eyeing for the previous 45min.”
“What do you think of such a life as Mr. Rhys is leading?”
“– Mr. Rhys is the tallest – but Mr. Carlisle is a splendid looking man, – don't you think so, Eleanor?”
“Mr. Rhys is domesticated now with Brother Lefferts and his family.”
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