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Ezra British & World English

A Jewish priest and scribe who played a central part in the reform of Judaism in the 5th or 4th century bc, continuing the work of Nehemiah and forbidding mixed marriages

Pound, Ezra British & World English

(1885–1972), American poet and critic, resident in Europe 1908–45; full name Ezra Weston Loomis Pound. Initially associated with imagism, he later developed a highly eclectic poetic voice, drawing on a vast range of classical and other references and establishing a reputation as a modernist poet. Notable works: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and Cantos (series, 1917–70)

Stiles, Ezra British & World English

(1727–95), US scholar, teacher, lawyer, and minister. A Congregational minister in Newport, Rhode Island 1755–86, he was the president of Yale College 1778–95 and a founder of Rhode Island College (later Brown University) in 1764

Keats, Ezra Jack British & World English

(1916–83) US illustrator and author of children’s books; born Jacob Ezra Katz. Some of his books in which the main character was a little boy named Peter included The Snowy Day (1962), Whistle for Willie (1964), Goggles! (1969), and Pet Show! (1972)

Jacob Ezra Katz in Keats, Ezra Jack British & World English

(1916–83) US illustrator and author of children’s books; born Jacob Ezra Katz. Some of his books in which the main character was a little boy named Peter included The Snowy Day (1962), Whistle for Willie (1964), Goggles! (1969), and Pet Show! (1972)

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound in Pound, Ezra British & World English

(1885–1972), American poet and critic, resident in Europe 1908–45; full name Ezra Weston Loomis Pound. Initially associated with imagism, he later developed a highly eclectic poetic voice, drawing on a vast range of classical and other references and establishing a reputation as a modernist poet. Notable works: Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (1920) and Cantos (series, 1917–70)