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

  • Pushkin, Aleksandr Sergeyevich 1799-1837. Russian writer. Widely regarded as Russia's greatest poet, he wrote the verse novel Eugene Onegin (1831), the play Boris Godunov (1831), and many narrative and lyrical poems and short stories.

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  • proper n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.
  • proper n. A town in Russia

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  • n. Russian poet (1799-1837)


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  • However, we do now know that Pushkin is a more famous and greater poet than Shakespeare, that Tchaikovsky composed Swan Lake at the lake of that name in Moscow, and that the KGB building at Lubyanka is exactly equivalent of the MI6 building in London and hence unworthy of stopping to look at or any other comment (whatever may have been promised in the tour documentation).

    Moscow debriefing session

  • The Pushkin is the only museum in the Russian capital with a substantial collection of Western art from antiquity to the 20th century.

    The Pushkin Museum Plans

  • There were scores and scores of ancient dramatists; there were Hakluyt, his voyages; French translations of Muscovite authors called Pushkin and Lermontoff; little tales of a heady and bewildering nature, interspersed with unusual songs -- Peacock was that writer's name; there was Borrow's "Lavengro"; an odd theme, purporting to be a translation of something, called a

    Stalky & Co.

  • He had a letter from Canada from a priest who also had a cat called Pushkin who sadly died. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Vitale titled Pushkin' s Button from the one which some observed to be missing on his bekesh, a fur-trimmed overcoat that had seen better days.


  • One is the pre-revolution authors whose names are familiar in the West, such as Pushkin, Tolstoy and Dostoevsky.

    A Progressive on the Prairie » Book Review: Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia » Print

  • Great poetry and novels were written by authors such as Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov.

    The Process of Perestroika

  • He belongs to the classical Russian tradition with predecessors such as Pushkin and the Nobel Prizewinner Pasternak.

    Nobel Prize in Literature 1987 - Press Release

  • His fame as a literary character transcends that of the modern authors of black blood, such as Pushkin in Russia, and the elder Dumas in France.

    The Journal of Negro History, Volume 1, January 1916

  • "Pushkin," he suddenly asked, at the end of a long talk, "should you have taken part in the 14th of December if you had been in Petersburg?"

    Pushkin and His Work


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