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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wilde, Oscar Wilde, Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde(noun)

    Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)


  1. Oscar Wilde

    Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish writer and poet. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel, his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death. Wilde's parents were successful Anglo-Irish Dublin intellectuals. Their son became fluent in French and German early in life. At university Wilde read Greats; he proved himself to be an outstanding classicist, first at Dublin, then at Oxford. He became known for his involvement in the rising philosophy of aestheticism, led by two of his tutors, Walter Pater and John Ruskin. After university, Wilde moved to London into fashionable cultural and social circles. As a spokesman for aestheticism, he tried his hand at various literary activities: he published a book of poems, lectured in the United States and Canada on the new "English Renaissance in Art", and then returned to London where he worked prolifically as a journalist. Known for his biting wit, flamboyant dress and glittering conversation, Wilde became one of the best-known personalities of his day.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of oscar wilde in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of oscar wilde in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Oscar Wilde:

    Oscar Wilde: "I wish I had said that." Whistler: "You will, Oscar; you will.

  2. Perry Brass:

    Oscar Wilde said that the gods punish us in two ways: first, they don’t give us what we want, then, they do. He forgot the third way: we finally see the cost of getting it.

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