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Bentley

[bent-lee] /ˈbɛnt li/
noun
1.
Eric (Russell) born 1916, U.S. critic, editor, and translator; born in England.
2.
Phyllis, 1894–1977, English novelist.
3.
Richard, 1662–1742, English scholar and critic.
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  • But Bentley, white-faced, had already clicked up the receiver.

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  • And he might take her even if it were not necessary, since he had warned Bentley she must be removed.

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  • He held on easily with his right hand while Bentley and Tyler swayed dizzily.

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  • Bentley held his automatic tightly gripped in his right hand.

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  • Tyler gasped, staring at Bentley as though for a moment he thought him crazy.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bentley

Bentley

/ˈbɛntlɪ/
noun
1.
Edmund Clerihew. 1875–1956, English journalist, noted for his invention of the clerihew
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