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 (kŏn′grēv′, kŏng′-), William 1670-1729.
English playwright known for his comedies, including Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700).


(Biography) William. 1670–1729, English dramatist, a major exponent of Restoration comedy; author of Love for Love (1695) and The Way of the World (1700)


(ˈkɒn griv, ˈkɒŋ-)

William, 1670–1729, English playwright.
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Noun1.Congreve - English playwright remembered for his comedies (1670-1729)
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Sixty-eight pounders to demolish huts of cocoanut boughs, and Congreve rockets to set on fire a few canoe sheds!
The Baskerville Congreve," said Rodney, offering it to his guest.
To the next generation and the end of the period (or rather of the Restoration literature, which actually lasted somewhat beyond 1700), belong William Congreve, a master of sparkling wit, Sir John Vanbrugh, and George Farquhar.
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1670: William Congreve, English playwright, was born near Leeds.
Her study concerns Behn, Manley, Congreve, and Fielding, but her insight is pertinent to Sterne, Mackenzie, Burney, and Scott (at the bare minimum) as well.
Centenary Way will connect Chamberlain and Centenary Squares while Congreve Street will widen the existing Congreve Passage and provide a new route to Summer Row and the Jewellery Quarter.
His client was John Congreve of Waterford whose father, the first Ambrose Congreve, played a prominent part in the development of the city until his early death in 1741.
The graphic first-hand account of troops from opposing sides sharing cigars and playing football as the First World War continued to rage nearby was written by General Sir Walter Congreve VC.
Over-60s Singles - G Congreve (Blaenau Gwent) 9, lost to J Cahill (Cynon Valley) 21.
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They were not called matches but congreves after Sir William Congreve, the rocket inventor who John admired.