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Beecham

[bee-chuh m] /ˈbi tʃəm/
noun
1.
Sir Thomas, 1879–1961, English conductor and impresario.
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  • “Well, there's truth in that,” said Mr. Beecham, pulling up his shirt-collar.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • “You are a funny girl, with your theories of colour,” said Mrs. Beecham.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • This was what Mr. and Mrs. Beecham asked each other with their eyes—and there was a pause.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Mrs. Beecham assisted with very divided feelings at the preparations.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • In the evening Reginald intimated carelessly that he had met Miss Beecham.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Miss Beecham, it is very difficult for me to say anything on such a subject.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • “He asked me if he might call,” said Mrs. Beecham, in some excitement.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Miss Beecham, I did not expect you to bring such a horror upon me.

    Phoebe, Junior Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  • Miss Beecham, will you take a glass of milk or a cup of cocoa?

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    Alice Abigail Corkran
  • You did not recognize your name when you were called Beecham—what is your real name?

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British Dictionary definitions for Beecham

Beecham

/ˈbiːtʃəm/
noun
1.
Sir Thomas. 1879–1961, English conductor who did much to promote the works of Delius, Sibelius, and Richard Strauss
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