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Braine

[breyn] /breɪn/
noun
1.
John Gerard, 1922–86, English novelist.
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  • The rajah listened to the answers, and then said something eagerly to Mr Braine.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “Where are the men who were following me,” he said, and Mr Braine smiled.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “They will have some of the men to help them,” said Mr Braine.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • Mr Braine started, looked at his cigar, which was out, and proceeded to relight it.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “Whoever it was must have heard every word we said,” whispered Mr Braine.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “Well, we will soon relieve their anxiety,” replied Mr Braine.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “You are speaking without conviction, Braine,” said Murray, sternly.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • Sir,” retorted Mr Braine, bitterly, “have you not thought of what I feel?

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “You do know, and you will not speak,” cried Mr Braine passionately.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
  • “Because I am helping them—or preparing to,” said Mr Braine, cheerfully.

    The Rajah of Dah George Manville Fenn
British Dictionary definitions for Braine

Braine

/breɪn/
noun
1.
John (Gerard). 1922–86, English novelist, whose works include Room at the Top (1957) and Life at the Top (1962)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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