Definition of Bunyan, John in English:

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Bunyan, John

Pronunciation: /ˈbənyən/
(1628–88), English writer. His major work, The Pilgrim’s Progress (1678–84), is an allegory recounting the spiritual journey of its hero Pilgrim.



Pronunciation: /ˌbənyəˈnesk/
Example sentences
  • And that vernacular phrase in the penultimate line- ‘World fawn, or frown’ seems to try to make some gesture back to the little Bunyanesque allegory with which the poem began.
  • Then I applied the cicadan span to the Global Positioning System itself, which puts us back in 1987-perhaps the low point of the program to date, a Bunyanesque slough of despond.
  • Prominent among many transformations of sexual myth are the allusions in the name Beulah itself - Biblical, Bunyanesque, and Blakean.

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Syllabification: Bun·yan, John

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