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Jane Austen Manifesto

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Jane Austen's novels and other writings contain over 750,000 words. In creating this website, every single word that Jane Austen wrote has been mapped to other related words allowing 'Write like Jane Austen' to function as an 'Austen Thesaurus' and a dictionary. That means you can look up words and find out if Jane Austen used that word and what other related words she also used. I can't promise that you'll be able to write as well as Jane Austen, but 'Write like Jane Austen' can at least help you to choose the same words that Austen might have used when trying to express a specific thought or action

Just as important it also lists the related words that never appeared in her writings. So you can make sure that you are not writing things that Jane Austen would never have written. Needless to say, as every true Austen fan knows, the word 'zombie' never appeared in her writing.

This website is powered by the database behind, the world's first search engine thesaurus. This database extends to almost 3 million rows of data extracted from resources such as Princeton University's WordNet database, Texts of classic words from the Gutenburg project and a range of public domain word lists including most notably MobyList. This project would not have been possible without these public domain resources.

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Austen Thesaurus

'Bed' was used by Jane Austen on eighty-seven occasions in her novels.

In place of 'bed' you could select one of the following words that was used by Jane Austen:

(numbers in brackets tell you how often she used that word)

know (1456), love (568), bottom (18), retire (6),

Definition(s) of the word 'Bed':

[noun] a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep, [noun] a plot of ground in which plants are growing, [noun] a depression forming the ground under a body of water, [noun] (geology) a stratum of rock (especially sedimentary rock), [noun] a stratum of ore or coal thick enough to be mined with profit, [noun] single thickness of usually some homogeneous substance, [noun] the flat surface of a printing press on which the type form is laid in the last stage of producing a newspaper or magazine or book etc., [noun] a foundation of earth or rock supporting a road or railroad track, [verb] furnish with a bed, [verb] place (plants) in a prepared bed of soil, [verb] put to bed, [verb] have sexual intercourse with, [verb] prepare for sleep

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