from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Donne, John 1572-1631. English metaphysical poet and divine who served as chaplain to James I and as dean of Saint Paul's Cathedral (after 1621). His works include Divine Poems (1607).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A Middle English form of dun.
- A false spelling of don.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. English clergyman and metaphysical poet celebrated as a preacher (1572-1631)
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Jackson Donne is as flawed a PI as they come without being a cliche.
The novel begins as Donne is about ready to give up the p.i. game and go to college (Rutgers).
According to the re-writer: "In my opinion Donne translates into Finnish clumsily and poorly—all the subtlety is gone, and whereas the original is coy and veiledly risqué, the end result in Finnish is jarringly vulgar."
My dear old friend Donne is lecturing on Shakespeare, and I have heard him, these last two times.
Incarnation in Donne as seen by Brooks), and it is the version he comes closest to accepting.
Brooks, born in 1917 in Kansas but a Chicagoan for her eight decades, is a poet whose strongest work combines contemporary (though rarely demotic) diction with a love of word-play and supple, elaborate syntax recalling Donne or even Crashaw (and frequently Eliot) which she brings to bear, with affectionate irony, on her subject.
Donne might well stand at the pinnacle of the New Critical canon, with his densely intellectual poems constituting a congenial aesthetic counterpart to the prose of the New Critics themselves, who prided themselves on or aspired to many of the same virtues embodied in Donne.
One can imagine the enthusiasm of some literary discoverer many centuries hence, when Tennyson is as little known as Donne was fifty years ago, coming upon lines hackneyed for us by much quotation:
 Dryden, with his wonted perspicacity, follows Ben Jonson in calling Donne "the greatest wit, though not the best poet, of our nation."
"We have few women in politics and business and they either remain silent, or they accept the status quo," said Donatella Martini, 50, a campaigner for gender equality with a group called Donne in Quota.