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Lessing

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biographical name Les·sing \ˈle-siŋ\

Definition of Lessing

  1. Doris (May) 1919–     née Tayler British writer




Lessing

biographical name Les·sing

Definition of Lessing

  1. Gotthold Ephraim 1729–1781 Ger. critic & dram.




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