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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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