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Bothwell

[both-wel, -wuh l, both -] /ˈbɒθˌwɛl, -wəl, ˈbɒð-/
noun
1.
James Hepburn
[hep-burn or, esp. British, heb-ern] /ˈhɛp bɜrn or, esp. British, ˈhɛb ərn/ (Show IPA),
Earl of, 1536?–78, third husband of Mary, Queen of Scots.
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  • Half-six generally, but Mrs. Bothwell said I'd better shut at six the night!

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "I promised Mrs. Bothwell we'd have our tea there," Maggie said to John.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • John politely asked Mrs. Bothwell to join them, but she declined.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • He thought of what Mrs. Bothwell had said earlier in the day.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "I don't understand what you're talking about, Mrs. Bothwell," he said.

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • She looked past Bothwell into the fire, and took her chin in her hand.

  • Did you ever set yourself to comprehending why Marie Stuart married Bothwell?

    The Market-Place Harold Frederic
  • I suppose I ought to advise you to compromise with Captain Bothwell.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • Bothwell intended to marry her, and she did not intend that he should.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
  • That fellow Bothwell is going to crowd on all sail in his preparations.

    The Pirate of Panama William MacLeod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for Bothwell

Bothwell

/ˈbɒθwəl; ˈbɒð-/
noun
1.
Earl of, title of James Hepburn. 1535–78, Scottish nobleman; third husband of Mary Queen of Scots. He is generally considered to have instigated the murder of Darnley (1567)
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