- B(ertie) C(harles),1880–1954, U.S. financial journalist, publisher, and financier.
- Esther,1894?–1967, U.S. novelist.
- George William,1869–1947, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1930–35.
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Examples from the Web for forbes
Today, Forbes announced that Justin Bieber is the highest earning young entertainer under 30.Justin Bieber Isn’t Even 21, Yet Makes More Money Than Meryl Streep
November 25, 2014
At 5:00 a.m. the clubs get going properly; the Forbes stumble down from their loggias, grinning and swaying tipsily.
And then you realize how equal the Forbes and the girls really are.
She met a Forbes at the club the other night who is fond of literature.
The guys are known as “Forbeses” (as in Forbes rich list); the girls as “tiolki,” cattle.
I was destined to admire him later on as Hamlet played by Forbes Robertson.My Double Life
Another consideration, not mentioned by Mr. Forbes, may be added.Critical Miscellanies (Vol. 3 of 3)
"Bob Gray will be a good man for you if you can engage him, and I think you can," said Mr. Forbes.
But now we be a-standin' an' a-keepin' you, when you wants t' see Mr. Forbes.
He did the thing to perfection; he called in Forbes to consult with him.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly
Charles James Lever
- 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