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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wycherley, William 1640?-1716. English comic playwright and satirist whose plays include The Country Wife (1675) and The Plain Dealer (1676).

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  • n. English playwright noted for his humorous and satirical plays (1640-1716)

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Examples

  • But these biases aren't anything that hasn't been faced already by Aristophanes, Shakespeare, Congreve, Wycherley, and Moliere.

    'Rally To Restore Sanity' Critics Unite To Offer America Pretentious Whining

  • In his new film – which stars Simon Delaney, David Pearse, Rory Keenan, Don Wycherley, and Janice Byrne – we follow a rehab escapee named Liam whose arrival in a small Irish town coincides with a rare comet sighting, making the (very) gullible local community hail him as an alien from another Galaxy.

    First Teaser Trailer for ZONAD – The New Movie From Director John Carney (ONCE) – Collider.com

  • Because where would Bowie himself have been without the likes of Billy Fury – star of David Jones's youth, born plain Ronald Wycherley – or for that matter, Bertolt Brecht?

    Why there will never be another David Bowie

  • Lee told another playwright, William Wycherley, that he ought no more to be in Bethlem for Want of Sense, than other Mad Libertines and Poets abroad, or any Sober Fools whatever.44 But in the end he felt powerless in the face of his addiction and the authorities, as expressed in his famous observation that: They said I was mad: and I said they were mad: damn them, they outvoted me!

    Bedlam

  • Wycherley, Vanbrugh, and Congreve he esteemed more highly than most of their countrymen do now.

    Voltaire

  • Wycherley said immediately, Ah, Mr. Pope; I do not see so well as I once did.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • He knew that they were watched by everyone in the room, and feared suddenly that Wycherley was about to cut him.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • “Mr. Wycherley!” said Alexander, springing to his feet as soon as the dramatist was near him.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • “A very lively satire, sir,” Wycherley said to him.

    The Scandal of the Season

  • I am delighted with it, sir, though apprehensive of its reception, Alexander replied, feeling no apprehension at all at that moment, but only relief that Wycherley had returned to something approaching a normal manner.

    The Scandal of the Season

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