Beckett

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Beckett a playwright and novelist (born in Ireland) who lived in France; wrote plays for the theater of the absurd (1906-1989)
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Usage

In literature:

Mr. Gilbert a Beckett died at Boulogne in 1856.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
Why, I do declare, I believe you don't recognize me, Mis' Beckett.
"The Life of Nancy" by Sarah Orne Jewett
In the Ministry he was known as Henry II, and Sage came to be referred to as Beckett.
"John Dene of Toronto" by Herbert Jenkins
He calls himself Beckett; but he has told me (in confidence) that he is here for rest, incognito.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
BECKETT, Gilbert Abbot A.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
By ARTHUR BECKETT, Author of "The Spirit of the Downs," "Emancipation," etc.
"A Blot on the Scutcheon" by May Wynne
Within recent years Sir Gilbert Scott, succeeded by Sir Edmund Beckett, made extensive renovations.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
In this regard, Chuang Tzu also sometimes anticipates twentieth-century writers for the Theater of the Absurd, such as Beckett or Ionesco.
"The Zen Experience" by Thomas Hoover
Edited by Gilbert Abbott a Beckett.
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 1 of 3)" by Various
Mr. Beckett-Smythe was a widower.
"The Revellers" by Louis Tracy
In April I was again at Beckett.
"Story of My Life, volumes 1-3" by Augustus J. C. Hare
It was the blow which had downed Bombardier Wells, and Joe Beckett.
"Pieces of Hate" by Heywood Broun
Beckett, Berkley Square,' the card says; and, my faith!
"In a Glass Darkly, v. 3/3" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
And the river was the Berbice, and the house that of Mr. Beckett.
"Jungle Peace" by William Beebe
Beckett Denison, was born on the 12th of May 1816.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
Freemantle, Gates, and Beckett had come rushing forward to meet their arriving friends.
"The Front Yard" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
In 1850, Henry Beckett, the British consul at Philadelphia, purchased "Point Breeze," and demolished its mansion.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied
Mr. a Beckett directed an officer of the court to investigate into this case.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 1. No 1, June 1850" by Various
Query when was THOMAS BECKETT arrested?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 107 July 7, 1894, by Various" by Various
In 1852 a "Comic History of Rome" appeared, written by Gilbert a Beckett, with "ten coloured etchings and numerous woodcuts by Leech.
"John Leech, His Life and Work, Vol. II (of II)" by William Powell Frith
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In poetry:

Where was Thomas a-Beckett murdered?
Well the yarn that the story book tells
Is that poor Beckett fell on the altar steps
The night he fought Bombardier Wells.
"The Memory Man" by Billy Bennett
An igstrawnary tail I vill tell you this veek—
I stood in the Court of A'Beckett the Beak,
Vere Mrs. Jane Roney, a vidow, I see,
Who charged Mary Brown with a robbin of she.
"The Wolfe New Ballad Of Jane Roney And Mary Brown" by William Makepeace Thackeray
So, in spite of the tears which bejew'd Mary's cheek,
I took that young gurl to A'Beckett the Beak;
That exlent Justice demanded her plea—
But never a sullable said Mary said she.
"The Wolfe New Ballad Of Jane Roney And Mary Brown" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Now you young gurls of Southwark for Mary who veep,
From pickin and stealin your ands you must keep,
Or it may be my dooty, as it was Thursday veek,
To pull you all hup to A'Beckett the Beak.
"The Wolfe New Ballad Of Jane Roney And Mary Brown" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Dodgers awarded waiver rights on Josh Beckett .
Red Sox starter Josh Beckett delivers a pitch against the Yankees on Sunday.
Josh Beckett has been awarded to the Dodgers, according to multiple reports.
For someone who was essential to a championship just five years ago, it's disappointing that it has to end this way, but then, disappointing is a word that is permanently attached to Beckett 's time here.
The blockbuster trade that sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford from Boston to the Dodgers last August will wrap up with the Red Sox paying $11.7 million to Los Angeles over the next three years.
Cornerstone 's Judy Beckett to speak at San Vicente Valley Club, Wednesday.
Rockies spoil Beckett's Dodgers debut with 10-0 route.
We'll need to see more of a healthy Beckett in 2012 to determine whether the sudden drop in velocity is due to a pesky lat or a significant decrease in ability.
The two follow Aaron Cook, who takes Josh Beckett's start on Saturday against the Royals.
Newly arrived pitcher Josh Beckett of the Los Angeles Dodgers runs off the field after throwing in the outfield before the game with the Miami Marlins on August 25, 2012 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California.
Ed Zurga/Getty Josh Beckett has denied a TV report that he and pitchers Jon Lester and John Lackey drank beer in the Red Sox dugout during games.
BOSTON — Embattled Boston Red Sox pitchers Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey denied a TV report Tuesday that said they drank beer in the dugout during games.
NEW YORK (AP) — The world premiere of an opera composed by Gyorgy Kurtag based on Samuel Beckett's " Endgame " has been delayed a year until 2014.
Sarah Glenn/Getty ImagesJosh Beckett's average fastball velocity has declined each of the last four seasons.
Fair or fowl , Josh Beckett can be who he wants to be with Dodgers.
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