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Gregory

, Lady Isabella Augusta Persse 1852-1932.
Irish playwright. She was a founder and director (1904-1928) of the Abbey Theatre, for which she wrote a number of short plays, including Spreading the News (1904).

Gregory

(ˈɡrɛɡərɪ)
n
(Biography) Lady (Isabella) Augusta (Persse). 1852–1932, Irish dramatist; a founder and director of the Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Greg•o•ry

(ˈgrɛg ə ri)

n.
Lady Augusta (Isabella Augusta Persse), 1852–1932, Irish playwright.

Greg•o•ry

(ˈgrɛg ə ri)
n.
1. Gregory I, Saint ( “Gregory the Great” ), A.D. c540–604, Italian pope 590–604.
2. Gregory VII, Saint (Hildebrand) c1020–85, Italian pope 1073–85.
3. Gregory XIII, (Ugo Buoncompagni) 1502–85, Italian pope 1572–85.
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Noun1.Gregory - (Roman Catholic Church) a church father known for his constant fight against perceived heresies; a saint and Doctor of the Church (329-391)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
2.Gregory - Italian pope from 1831 to 1846Gregory - Italian pope from 1831 to 1846; conservative in politics and theology; worked to propagate Catholicism in England and the United States (1765-1846)
3.Gregory - the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)Gregory - the pope who sponsored the introduction of the modern calendar (1572-1585)
4.Gregory - the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)Gregory - the Italian pope from 1406 to 1415 who worked to end the Great Schism and who retired to make it possible (1327-1417)
5.Gregory - the Italian pope who fought to establish the supremacy of the pope over the Roman Catholic Church and the supremacy of the church over the state (1020-1085)
6.Gregory - (Roman Catholic Church) an Italian pope distinguished for his spiritual and temporal leadership; a saint and Doctor of the Church (540?-604)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Gregory

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References in classic literature ?
On Tuesday evening I received telegrams from both Colonel Ross, the owner of the horse, and from Inspector Gregory, who is looking after the case, inviting my cooperation.
If we take a rather greater distance, as between Port Famine and Gregory Bay, that is about sixty miles, the difference is still more wonderful.
Our mothers could neither of them exactly ascertain who were our Father, though it is generally beleived that Philander, is the son of one Philip Jones a Bricklayer and that my Father was one Gregory Staves a Staymaker of Edinburgh.
As for the observation that Machiavel hath, that the jealousy of sects, doth much extinguish the memory of things; traducing Gregory the Great, that he did what in him lay, to extinguish all heathen antiquities; I do not find that those zeals do any great effects, nor last long; as it appeared in the succession of Sabinian, who did revive the former antiquities.
When Augustine was sent by Pope Gregory to Christianise England, in the time of the Romans, he was received and protected by Ethelbert, King of Kent, whose wife, daughter of Charibert, King of Paris, was a Christian, and did much for Augustine.
It is in this book that we find the story of how Gregory saw the pretty children in the Roman slave market, and of how, for love of their fair faces, he sent Augustine to teach the heathen Saxons about Christ.
Thus, the Roman abbey, the philosophers' church, the Gothic art, Saxon art, the heavy, round pillar, which recalls Gregory VII.
Nathaniel’s coat, sir, was not fully made, And Gabriel’s pumps were all unpink’d i’ th' heel; There was no link to color Peter’s hat, And Walter’s dagger was not come from sheathing; There were none fine, but Adam, Ralph, and Gregory.
Fragment #5 -- Gregory of Corinth, On Forms of Speech (Rhett.
The story is famous of how Pope Gregory the Great, struck by the beauty of certain Angle slave-boys at Rome, declared that they ought to be called not
A certain man named Gregory, who was foreman of the packers, and another named Tipp, who was the carman, and wore a red jacket, used to address me sometimes as 'David': but I think it was mostly when we were very confidential, and when I had made some efforts to entertain them, over our work, with some results of the old readings; which were fast perishing out of my remembrance.
When he made his final remark, he flung his night-cap to the foot of the bed, as Pope Gregory did the taper when he fulminated an excommunication; Suzanne then learned for the first time that du Bousquier wore a toupet covering his bald spot.