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[gran-vil] /ˈgræn vɪl/
Earl of, Carteret, John.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • Granville administered to him a severe lecture, by no means ill done, and the House of Lords went with Granville.

    The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume II (of II) Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
  • Granville had been dragged behind some bushes to be scalped.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • But Ellen, with a spring which was effectual because so utterly uncalculated, was before Granville and her father, and them all.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • It is unnecessary further to follow the career of Granville Sharp.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • Two thousand; mostly conscripts and devil's beauties from Granville and St. Malo gaols.

  • Ranny had had to bring his bride straight from her father's house to Granville.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • Granville laughed, with an uneasy, sidelong, deprecating glance at Ellen.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Granville


1st Earl, title of John Carteret. 1690–1763, British statesman: secretary of state (1742–44); a leading opponent of Walpole
2nd Earl, title of Granville George Leveson-Gower. 1815–91, British Liberal politician: Gladstone's foreign secretary (1870–74; 1880–85) and a supporter of Irish Home Rule
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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