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Bolland

[bol-uh nd; French baw-lahn; Flemish bol-ahnt] /ˈbɒl ənd; French bɔˈlɑ̃; Flemish ˈbɒl ɑnt/
noun
1.
Jean de
[French zhahn duh] /French ʒɑ̃ də/ (Show IPA),
or Johan van
[Flemish yoh-hahn vahn] /Flemish yoʊˈhɑn vɑn/ (Show IPA),
or John, 1596–1665, Belgian Jesuit hagiographer.
Also, Bollandus
[boh-lan-duh s] /boʊˈlæn dəs/ (Show IPA)
.
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  • Willy, falling in with Mr Bolland, reported what he had observed.

  • The life of Bolland is a type of the lives led by all his disciples and successors.

  • They throw down their cards; Bolland collects them and shuffles.

    Moral Ludwig Thoma
  • Bolland laid down the Bible and glanced at Martin with a puzzled air.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Before Bolland could answer, there came a knock at the door.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Bolland suspected the probable outcome and had acted accordingly.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Mrs. Bolland, hearing there were “ladies” to visit her, entered with trepidation.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • She was about to resume the lesson when the Baroness and Mrs. Bolland re-entered the house.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Mrs. Bolland was childless after twenty years of married life.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy
  • Mrs. Bolland washed his bruised face and helped him to undress.

    The Revellers Louis Tracy

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