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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).
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(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)
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(ˈkɒn griv, ˈkɒŋ-)

William, 1670–1729, English playwright.
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Sixty-eight pounders to demolish huts of cocoanut boughs, and Congreve rockets to set on fire a few canoe sheds!
Congreve well says there is in true beauty something which vulgar souls cannot admire; so can no dirt or rags hide this something from those souls which are not of the vulgar stamp.
"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.
He named his friction light "Congreves" after fellow inventor Sir William Congreve.
He will replace Wendy Congreve, who represented the area for the Liberal Democrats from 2017 until she died in May.
The 70-acre gardens at Mount Congreve, which are open to the public, are situated on a wonderful site overlooking the River Suir.
One spectacular vista at Mount Congreve runs down to the river, flanked on both sides by hundreds of magnolia.
Falling customer use has led to the decision for the branches in Congreve Walk in Bedworth and Coleshill Road in Atherstone to close in the summer.