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Adolf

[ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf] /ˈæd ɒlf, ˈeɪ dɒlf; German ˈɑ dɔlf/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”.
Also, Adolph, Adolphe, Adolphus
[uh-dol-fuh s] /əˈdɒl fəs/ (Show IPA)
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  • Then opening the glazed door leading to the shop, she said quietly “Adolf!”

    The Secret Agent Joseph Conrad
  • She had been fond of Adolf, but his memory was not a constant presence.

    Tristram of Blent Anthony Hope
  • At this point the work has been taken up by Adolf Bandelier's researches.

  • An invitation to battle was ever a welcome call to Adolf of Cleves.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Adolf of Cleves could scarcely now lift the weapon over his head.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray

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