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[kos-tl-oh, ko-stel-oh] /ˈkɒs tlˌoʊ, kɒˈstɛl oʊ/
John Aloysius
[al-oh-ish-uh s,, -ee-uh s] /ˌæl oʊˈɪʃ əs,, -i əs/ (Show IPA),
1891–1976, Irish political leader: prime minister of the Republic of Ireland 1948–51, 1954–57.
Lou (Louis Francis Cristillo) 1906–59, U.S. actor, half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Costello went shivering back to bed, but she did not sleep again.

    A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2 Mrs. Harry Coghill
  • Costello looked at him and shook his head slowly: the man was touched.

    The Music Master Charles Klein
  • They parted, therefore, at the gates; and Mrs. Costello was admitted without delay to the cell where Christian was confined.

    A Canadian Heroine, Volume 2 Mrs. Harry Coghill
  • "You don't say that as if you believed it," Mrs. Costello observed.

    Daisy Miller Henry James
  • Mrs. Costello asked in a tone which she had never in her life used to her daughter before.

    A Canadian Heroine Mrs. Harry Coghill
British Dictionary definitions for Costello


Elvis, real name Declan McManus. born 1954, British rock singer and songwriter. His recordings include This Year's Model (1978), "Oliver's Army" (1979), Spike (1989), Brutal Youth (1994), and When I Was Cruel (2003)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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