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[ef-ing-ham] /ˈɛf ɪŋˌhæm/
a town in central Illinois. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • As soon as this edifying chapter was ended, Mr. Effingham commenced the solemn rites for the dead.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • "In doing which, I fear, you will concede all the merits," said Mr. Effingham.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • But he used a match instead, while Mrs. Effingham watched him apprehensively.

    Tutt and Mr. Tutt Arthur Train
  • He then turned to the ladies and Mr. Effingham, and repeated his salutations.

    Homeward Bound James Fenimore Cooper
  • A celebrated diamond, in the possession of the emperor of Russia, is denominated the Effingham or Russian diamond.

  • It happened that the owner of the ship, Mr. Effingham, was on board.

    An Old Sailor's Yarns Nathaniel Ames
  • "We ought then to send for her," resumed Mr. Effingham, again reaching towards the bell.

    Home as Found James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Washington and the Effingham were burned by the British in 1778.

  • The door swung to, and I could hear Effingham's carpet slippers padding softly away.

    In Jeopardy Van Tassel Sutphen
  • As Wyeth saw Effingham, he observed that it lay very differently from Attalia.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux

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