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Groot

[Dutch khroht; English groht] /Dutch xroʊt; English groʊt/
noun
1.
Huig
[Dutch hoikh] /Dutch hɔɪx/ (Show IPA),
de
[duh] /də/ (Show IPA),
or van
[vahn] /vɑn/ (Show IPA),
Hugo Grotius.
2.
Gerhard, Gerhard Groote.

de Groot

[duh khroht] /də ˈxroʊt/
noun
1.
Huig
[hœikh] /hœɪx/ (Show IPA),
Hugo Grotius.
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  • While this scene was transpiring, Groot Willem was given time to reload his roer.

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  • Groot Willem was not the only one who had been charged upon.

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  • Groot Willem instantly brought the roer to his shoulder and fired.

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  • Groot Willem expressed a wish to know who or what the great Kalatah might be.

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  • After all, Groot Willem had not been like a child crying for the moon.

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  • “I think this place will suit admirably,” said Groot Willem.

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  • His greeting, addressed to Groot Willem, was interpreted by Congo.

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  • The dog must die, and the great heart of Groot Willem was sorely afflicted.

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  • He was anxious to have his claim settled; so also were Groot Willem and Hendrik.

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