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[bev-er-lee] /ˈbɛv ər li/
a city in NE Massachusetts.
Also, Beverley. a female or male given name: from an Old English word meaning “dweller at the beaver meadow.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To her brother's beverley, she played the wife, in a way which affected the actors as much as it did the audience.

  • Roger Sands had thought him an excellent guardian for beverley.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Before she knew this beverley, I loved her; but like 434 a cringing fool, bowed at a distance, while He stept in and won her.

    The Gamester (1753) Edward Moore
  • At that instant beverley tapped at the door, and half opened it to peep in.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • That taking of prises, by the way, was a standing cause of quarrel between the burghers of Hull and beverley.

    A Month in Yorkshire Walter White
  • "Then that's all," said Clo, beverley's dollar bill in her hand.

    The Lion's Mouse C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • "Mr beverley, I think you forget a little," said Lucilla, with dignity.

    Miss Marjoribanks Mrs (Margaret) Oliphant
British Dictionary definitions for beverley


a market town in NE England, the administrative centre of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Pop: 29 110 (2001)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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