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Swift, Jonathan

Syllabification: Swift, Jonathan
Pronunciation: /swift
 
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Definition of Swift, Jonathan in English:

( 1667–1745), Irish satirist, poet, and Anglican cleric; known as Dean Swift. He is best known for Gulliver’s Travels (1726), a satire on human society in the form of a fantastic tale of travels in imaginary lands.

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