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Bun·yan(bŭn′yən), John 1628-1688.
English preacher and writer celebrated for his Pilgrim's Progress (two parts, 1678 and 1684), the allegorical tale of Christian's journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City.
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(Biography) John. 1628–88, English preacher and writer, noted particularly for his allegory The Pilgrim's Progress (1678)
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1. John, 1628–88, English: author of The Pilgrim's Progress.
2. Paul, Paul Bunyan.
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|Noun||1.||Bunyan - English preacher and author of an allegorical novel, Pilgrim's Progress (1628-1688)|
|2.||Bunyan - a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada; "Paul Bunyan had a blue ox named Babe"; "the lakes of Minnesota began when Paul Bunyan and Babe's footprints filled with water"|
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