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  • n. Plural form of lampooner.


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  • "lampooners," and appeared in biting verse in the next issue of the _News

    The Touchstone of Fortune

  • The satirists, lampooners and free spirits of the Age of Reason must be turning in their graves to see how craven and apathetic in the face of tyranny this country has become.

    Giving evidence to the Chilcot inquiry, Tony Blair said: “I...

  • No wonder, given the feeding frenzy in the run-up to the election, when the Republicans served up Sarah Palin to previously flagging lampooners at Saturday Night Live and beyond.

    Sara Catania: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House-- Not

  • But when Tragedy and Comedy came to light, the two classes of poets still followed their natural bent: the lampooners became writers of Comedy, and the Epic poets were succeeded by Tragedians, since the drama was a larger and higher form of art.


  • In Comedy this is already apparent: for here the poet first constructs the plot on the lines of probability, and then inserts characteristic names — unlike the lampooners who write about particular individuals.


  • The sexual openness, conventional for men in the frank circles in which Behn was moving, was associated by lampooners and critics with her most famous and only documented love affair, with John Hoyle.

    Aphra Behn (1640-1689)

  • He had not the personal charm which we imagine Shakespeare had; but we may be sure that he was not the fanatical, malignant Commonwealth's man, the advocate of doctrines fatal to the peace of society, the man of doubtful piety, the knave in politics, the bad husband and worse father, so described by the controversialists, poetasters and lampooners of Charles IL's time.

    Milton As An Empire Builder

  • It was uncovered in 1534, and Duke Alessandro had to imprison its lampooners.


  • I suppose the lampooners will get hold of the story and will set every one laughing at me.

    The Touchstone of Fortune

  • The king was right concerning the lampooners, for soon they had the story, and he became the laughing-stock of London, though Frances's name was not mentioned.

    The Touchstone of Fortune


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