[ US /dɪˈfoʊ/ ]
  1. English writer remembered particularly for his novel about Robinson Crusoe (1660-1731)
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  • The outcome of the match may well be determined by how quiet Ferdinand can keep the effusive Jermain Defoe.
  • To persuade the mass of the freeholders was his object, and for such an object there are no political tracts in the language at all comparable to Defoe's. Daniel Defoe
  • If I am not mistaken, the word moll is a well-rooted native word in English going back at least as far as Daniel Defoe's Moll Flanders. VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XI No 4
  • With Life and Times of Michael K, which has its roots in Defoe as well as in Kafka and Beckett, the impression that Coetzee is a writer of solitude becomes clearer. The Nobel Prize in Literature 2003 - Press Release
  • But Defoe assures his readers he means to go on writing about the Union until he can see some prospect of calm among the men who are trying to make dispeace. English Literature for Boys and Girls
  • Johnson sent in a looping cross from the right and Ferdinand beat two defenders to win the header and nod the ball down for Defoe.
  • When Daniel Defoe toured England in the early 1720s he discovered many spa towns.
  • No one knows whether Defoe fought at this battle, but he certainly was forced into hiding afterwards and was lucky not to be caught and hanged.
  • Still, looking on the bright side you're out of the bottom three and none of your players got bitten by Jermain "dentures" Defoe! The Budgens Budgie Budget
  • Defoe wrote stories such as Moll Flanders, Colonel Jack and Roxana when prose fiction was regarded as a low form not worthy to be classed as literature.
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