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Durrell

[doo r-uh l, duhr-]
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noun
  1. Lawrence (George),1912–90, English novelist and poet.
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Historical Examples

  • That was the side on which Durrell was sitting, so that he had a better opportunity than the driver.

    The Campers Out

    Edward S. Ellis

  • But Durrell had no wish to punish him beyond what was necessary.

    The Campers Out

    Edward S. Ellis

  • Had the young men been watching Durrell and the driver at that moment, they would have seen a singular look pass between the two.

    The Campers Out

    Edward S. Ellis

  • The question the plucky Durrell was asking himself was whether they had been held up by one man or more.

    The Campers Out

    Edward S. Ellis

  • The quavering voice of Durrell had convinced his friends that he was as timid as any of them in the presence of real danger.

    The Campers Out

    Edward S. Ellis


British Dictionary definitions for durrell

Durrell

noun
  1. Gerald (Malcolm). 1925–95, British zoologist and writer: his books include The Bafut Beagles (1954), My Family and Other Animals (1956), and The Aye-aye and I (1992)
  2. his brother, Lawrence (George). 1912–90, British poet and novelist; author of The Alexandria Quartet of novels, consisting of Justine (1957), Balthazar (1958), Mountolive (1958), and Clea (1960). Later works include The Avignon Quintet of novels (1974–85)
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