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Haley

[hey-lee] /ˈheɪ li/
noun
1.
Alex, 1921–92, U.S. writer.
2.
William John Clifton ("Bill") 1925–81, U.S. musician: rockabilly pioneer.
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  • It is on Mr. Haley's account that I prefer to keep it secret.

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  • He resolved to be as prudent as possible, and avoid, as far as he could, any altercation with Haley.

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  • "Perhaps it is as you say," said Captain Haley, thoughtfully.

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  • Haley had grasped him by the shoulder, and in his grasp the boy's strength was nothing.

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  • "I will wait ten minutes for him," said Haley, taking out his watch.

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British Dictionary definitions for Haley

Haley

/ˈheɪlɪ/
noun
1.
Bill, full name William John Clifton Haley. 1925–81, US rock and roll singer, best known for his recording of "Rock Around the Clock" (1955)
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