from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. with an essential portion to be supplied by another; as, to make out a check in blank.


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  • Much of his most elaborate work is in blank verse, and that in itself is a heavy draw-back.

    Matthew Arnold

  • One of the Tales in this collection, The Confidant, was actually turned into a little drama in blank verse by Charles Lamb, under the changed title of The Wife's Trial: or the Intruding Widow.


  • A scholarly man with a taste for literature, he wrote two poems in blank verse, Leonidas (1737), and The Athenaid

    A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature

  • The play was by the late Ettore Rella and concerned an interracial love affair in the modern mode and in blank verse.

    All The Available Light

  • The secret of his birth has been kept from him until he has come to manhood, and the revelation of this secret by his mother is made in the first section of the trilogy, which is a single act, written in blank verse.

    Bjornstjerne Bjornson

  • Thorntons I have Commissions in blank for all the r [est] of yr.

    Letter from Robert Carter to Colonel [Nicholas] Smith, November 20, 1728

  • Philip Stark wheeled round, and eyed Leonard in blank astonishment.

    Driven From Home

  • I did attempt the play, and in 1850 I wrote a comedy, partly in blank verse, and partly in prose, called The Noble Jilt.

    Autobiography of Anthony Trollope

  • Captain Hanlon was red and was looking at Wielert in blank amazement.

    The Fortune Hunter

  • In satire, in elegy, or in pastoral writing, our language is, it seems, so feebly constituted, as to stand in need of the aid of rhime; and as a proof of this, the reader need only look upon the pastorals of Virgil, as translated by Trapp in blank verse, and compare them with Dryden's in rhime.

    The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland


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