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Bothwell

[both-wel, -wuh l, both-]
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noun
  1. James Hepburn [hep-burn or, esp. British, heb-ern] /ˈhɛp bɜrn or, esp. British, ˈhɛb ərn/, 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

  • He thought of what Mrs. Bothwell had said earlier in the day.

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    St. John G. Ervine

  • John politely asked Mrs. Bothwell to join them, but she declined.

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    St. John G. Ervine

  • "I don't understand what you're talking about, Mrs. Bothwell," he said.

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    St. John G. Ervine

  • "I promised Mrs. Bothwell we'd have our tea there," Maggie said to John.

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British Dictionary definitions for bothwell

Bothwell

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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