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- Bunyan, John 1628-1688. English preacher and writer celebrated for his Pilgrim's Progress (two parts, 1678 and 1684), the allegorical tale of Christian's journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.
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- proper n. An English surname; a nickname for someone with a hump or lump.
- proper n. John Bunyan, English preacher and writer.
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- n. a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada
- n. English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)
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(I suppose Paul Bunyan is also ‘larger than life,’ but not all hyperbole has to extend into absurdity to be effective.) on 04 Dec 2009 at 10: 46 am Donald Maass
About twenty-two miles from Guadalajara you make a long ascent and suddenly, spread out below like a silver shield that could have belonged to some Aztec Paul Bunyan, is Lago de Chapala.
Statewatch Editor Tony Bunyan is none too pleased at the EU plans to introduce biometric passports.
They could not believe that new men are best for great crises; that for such a ruler and for such a period Bunyan is a better master than all the Georges, and Æsop a keener teacher than both the Walpoles; that in a trial of the national spirit and the national forces involving
He has more of a sense of humour than Bunyan, which is something.
Teufelsdrockh, Carlyle tells the story of his early religious doubts, his painful struggles that recall Bunyan's wrestlings with despair, and his final entry upon a new spiritual life.
In its earliest phases this literacy was largely expended on reading the Old and New Testament, but it quickly broadened to include other religious works such as Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress, and after that to such secular classics as Gulliver's Travels.
"Bunyan," "The Earl of Surrey," "Lucian," etc. These, as far as I can make out, are very poor.
Gordon was not the meek, colourless, milk-and-water, text-expounding, theological disputant many would have us accept as a kind of Bunyan's hero, but in action an uncompromising and resistless leader, who, when he smote, at once struck his hardest.
"The touch is human and affecting," says Mr. Louis Stevenson, in his delightful paper on Bagster's "Bunyan," in the _Magazine of Art_.