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Farquhar

[fahr-kwer, -kwahr, -ker] /ˈfɑr kwər, -kwɑr, -kər/
noun
1.
George, 1678–1707, English playwright, born in Ireland.
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  • "We need look no further, Mrs. Campbell," said Mr. Farquhar.

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  • Bleyer answered the appeal in Lady Farquhar's eyes by rising.

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  • Farquhar diverted him from his regrets by asking him how they had made the capture.

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  • "He's the coolest hand I ever heard," Farquhar said to the party on the porch.

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  • It is enough to mention Mrs. Farquhar's name to an habitue of the Springs.

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  • Mrs. Farquhar arranged the affair, and assigned the seats in the carriages.

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  • In the rearrangement of seats Mrs. Farquhar exchanged with Irene.

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  • Irene's face was radiant as she ran away from Mrs. Farquhar.

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Farquhar

/ˈfɑːkwə; -kə/
noun
1.
George. 1678–1707, Irish-born dramatist; author of comedies such as The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
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Word Origin and History for Farquhar

surname attested from late 12c., from Gaelic fearchar "very dear one."

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