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Farrell

[far-uh l] /ˈfær əl/
noun
1.
Eileen, 1920–2002, U.S. soprano.
2.
Suzanne (Roberta 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.

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

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

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

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  • Together they went across the street and to the office of Farrell, their attorney.

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British Dictionary definitions for Farrell

Farrell

/ˈfærəl/
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

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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