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Farrell

[far-uh l]
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noun
  1. Eileen,1920–2002, U.S. soprano.
  2. SuzanneRoberta Sue Ficker, born 1945, U.S. ballerina.
  3. James T(homas),1904–79, U.S. novelist.
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  • As Farrell had suggested, Crane sought him at the office the next day at ten o'clock.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "You will if you wait," advised Farrell, a tinge of asperity in his tone.

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    W. A. Fraser

  • Why not take Farrell down to Brookfield to identify Mortimer.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • Gone by fraud, gone at a kiss for ever with Harry—no, with Farrell Wand.

    The Coast of Chance

    Esther Chamberlain

  • To Farrell's office he went and with him to an interview, in chambers, with the judge.

    The Cross-Cut

    Courtney Ryley Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for farrell

Farrell

noun
  1. Colin (James) . born 1976, Irish film actor; he appeared in the TV series Ballykissangel before starring in the films Tigerland (2000), Minority Report (2002), Alexander (2004), and In Bruges (2008)
  2. J (ames) G (ordon) 1935–79, British novelist: author of Troubles (1970), The Siege of Krishnapur (1973), and The Singapore Grip (1978)
  3. James T (homas) 1904–79, US writer. His works include the trilogy Young (1932), The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan (1934), and Judgment Day (1935)
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Word Origin and History for farrell

Farrell

Irish surname, from Irish Fearghail "man of valor."

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