Sentence Examples

  • In studying the economic history of the 18th century, for example, it is not enough to assume with Defoe that " gain is the design of merchandise."
  • At the time of his visit Daniel Defoe found thread-making in vogue, which employed the women while the men were at sea.
  • DANIEL DEFOE (c. 1659-1731), English author, was born in the parish of St Giles, Cripplegate, London, in the latter part of 1659 or early in 1660, of a nonconformist family.
  • As to the variation of name, Defoe or Foe, its owner signed either indifferently till late in life, and where his initials occur they are sometimes D.
  • In the same year Defoe wrote the first of a long series of pamphlets on the then burning question of occasional conformity.