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[bing] /bɪŋ/
Julian Hedworth George
[hed-werth] /ˈhɛd wərθ/ (Show IPA),
(Viscount Byng of Vimy) 1862–1935, English general: governor general of Canada 1921–26. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • After my talk with Byng, we went on to meet Fanshawe and de Lisle.

  • As to Byng, I think myself he is not quite sure yet about the spirit of his men.

  • He has a great admiration for Byng and so, though sadly, he went away.

  • At 11 o'clock Birdwood and Byng came over for a confab on the last upset.

  • Byng with the 3rd Cavalry Division was placed under Allenby.


    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Byng handed over the thick stack of bills he had taken from Alan.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • At 1237 Hawkes and Byng sauntered into the bank from opposite directions.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Byng and Hawkes had tried to block the doorway and they had been shot down.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Hawkes was killed instantly; Byng died an hour later in the hospital.

    Starman's Quest Robert Silverberg
  • Bradshaw knew with whom he had to deal and that Byng would not wait long for his answer.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
British Dictionary definitions for Byng


George, Viscount Torrington. 1663–1733, British admiral: defeated fleet of James Edward Stuart, the Old Pretender, off Scotland (1708); defeated Spanish fleet off Messina (1717)
his son John. 1704–57, English admiral: executed after failing to relieve Minorca
Julian Hedworth George, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy. 1862–1935, British general in World War I; governor general of Canada (1921–26)
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