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Forbes

[fawrbz] /fɔrbz/
noun
1.
B(ertie) C(harles) 1880–1954, U.S. financial journalist, publisher, and financier.
2.
Esther, 1894?–1967, U.S. novelist.
3.
George William, 1869–1947, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1930–35.
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  • I was destined to admire him later on as Hamlet played by Forbes Robertson.

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  • Another consideration, not mentioned by Mr. Forbes, may be added.

  • "Bob Gray will be a good man for you if you can engage him, and I think you can," said Mr. Forbes.

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  • But now we be a-standin' an' a-keepin' you, when you wants t' see Mr. Forbes.

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  • He did the thing to perfection; he called in Forbes to consult with him.

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British Dictionary definitions for Forbes

Forbes

/fɔːbz/
noun
1.
George William. 1869–1947, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1930–35)
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Word Origin and History for Forbes

U.S. financial publication, founded 1917 by Scottish-born Wall Street journalist B.C. Forbes (1880-1954) and publisher Walter Drey.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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