Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: shaw
IPA transcription: [ʃ'ɔ]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: Shaw, G._B._Shaw, George_Bernard_Shaw
    Meaning: British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
  • Synonyms: Shaw, Anna_Howard_Shaw
    Meaning: United States physician and suffragist (1847-1919)
  • Synonyms: Shaw, Henry_Wheeler_Shaw, Josh_Billings
    Meaning: United States humorist who wrote about rural life (1818-1885)
  • Synonyms: Shaw, Artie_Shaw, Arthur_Jacob_Arshawsky
    Meaning: United States clarinetist and leader of a swing band (1910-2004)
Usage examples
  • "But who could resist her?" cried Rose Shaw.
  • "Life is wicked--life is detestable!" cried Rose Shaw.
  • The seat was claimed by John Shaw and Nicholas Hansen, of Pike County.
  • Shaw would vote for the convention, but not for Thomas, their candidate for senator.
  • Mr. Bowley looked round him, and catching sight of Rose Shaw moved towards her, threw out his hands, and exclaimed: "Well!"
  • Every day after dinner, when I was a girl, living with your aunt Shaw, at Beresford Court, Sir John used to give for the first toast--"Church and King, and down with the Rump."'
  • "Poppies in the corn," said Miss Mapp over and over to herself, remembering some sweet verses she had once read by Bernard Shaw or Clement Shorter or somebody like that about a garden of sleep somewhere in Norfolk. . . .
  • It is as easy as lying; because it is lying. The truth is, of course, that Mr. Shaw is cruelly hampered by the fact that he cannot tell any lie unless he thinks it is the truth. I find myself under the same intolerable bondage.
  • Mrs. Shaw and Captain Lennox, each in their separate way, gave Mr. Bell a kind and sincere welcome, winning him over to like them almost in spite of himself, especially when he saw how naturally Margaret took her place as sister and daughter of the house.
  • I know nothing so contemptible as a mere paradox; a mere ingenious defence of the indefensible. If it were true (as has been said) that Mr. Bernard Shaw lived upon paradox, then he ought to be a mere common millionaire; for a man of his mental activity could invent a sophistry every six minutes.