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Devereux

[dev-uh-roo] /ˈdɛv əˌru/
noun
1.
Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1566–1601, British statesman, soldier, and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I.
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  • "It was in the diplomatic school he was taught that art," said Mr. Devereux.

  • I could not bear to see either Mr. Devereux or Lady Geraldine.

  • Nay, Devereux, joking apart, I love you twice as well for your humour.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • We returned to Devereux Court, and we grew from boyhood into youth.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Montrenil sent for him to come to the neighbourhood of Devereux Court.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • It is a question of state, my dear Devereux, so my answer must be brief,—very little.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • “After all, I am doing as much as he is,” he thought, looking towards Devereux.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mary recovered her health, and on Devereux becoming a commander, they were married.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Devereux, however, was totally unconscious, and unaware who was attending on him.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Such expressions dropped at intervals from the lips of Devereux.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Devereux

Devereux

/ˈdɛvərə/
noun
1.
Robert. See (2nd Earl of) Essex (sense 1)
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