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

  • Waugh, Evelyn (Arthur Saint John) 1903-1966. British writer whose satirical novels, such as Decline and Fall (1928) and Vile Bodies (1930), lampoon high society. His later works, notably Brideshead Revisited (1945), reflect his interest in Roman Catholicism.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A variant of waff for wane.
  • See wauch.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English author of satirical novels (1903-1966)


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  • Add to that the A-Sun's top recruiting class and you see why coach Derek Waugh is so excited about the future.

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  • That's a level of effort I've only ever really made for one other book (Brideshead Revisited), and I found your book the more rewarding experience (in Waugh's defense, that is not his best book).

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  • Martin Waugh takes high-speed photographs of water drops to produce what he calls "Liquid Sculpture."

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  • In his memoir "Palimpsest," he called Waugh "a drunken social climber who wrote small funny novels of no great appeal" and who now, after the TV miniseries brought him posthumous fame, is "to English literature what Winston Churchill is to politics."

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  • Waugh is the scorer while the Piipari, a native of Finland, handles the point.

  • Liquidsculpture is photographer Martin Waugh's collection of high-speed photos of pouring and splashing liquids in motion.

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  • The difference between, for instance, Céline and Evelyn Waugh is a difference of emotional intensity.

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  • In this order the troops moved forward towards the enemy, a distance of six miles, the advance conducted by Captain Waugh, 16th Lancers, the Deputy Assistant Quarter-Master of Cavalry, Major Bradford, of the 1st Cavalry, and Lieutenant Strachey of the Engineers, who had been jointly employed in the conduct of patroles up to the enemy's position, and for the purpose of reporting upon the facility and point of approach.

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  • As to the provenance of 'Waugh' it is indeed an odd name.

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  • Little Bill signalised the successful shot with a high-toned cheer, and the Indian with a low-toned "Waugh," while Fergus made a hurried and therefore bad, shot at the scared flock.

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