- FrancisLord Jeffrey, 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
- a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”
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Examples from the Web for jeffrey
To most of the world, billionaire Jeffrey Epstein is a convicted sex offender and a financial grifter.
“I heard Jeffrey was interested in supporting science and I contacted him,” Krauss said.
These two videos rest atop bookmarked links to The Jeffrey Epstein Foundation.
When we had that meeting in the Caribbean, Jeffrey was holding his own and not only was he a pleasant host, he was pleasant guy.
“Jeffrey wanted me to tell you that you looked so pretty,” the female voice said into my disbelieving ear.I Tried to Warn You About Sleazy Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein in 2003
January 7, 2015
To Jeffrey they seemed to be "all composed as exercises and for display."The Letters of Robert Burns
"I want first to find out just how things are here," said Jeffrey.
Addington, so Jeffrey Blake remembered when he came home to it, was a survival.
Jeffrey drew up a chair for his father's feet and another for his own.
Jeffrey, too, caught that morning glow, only to find his task the sadder.
- Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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Word Origin and History for jeffrey
masc. proper name, from Old French Jeufroi, Jefroi, variants of Geuffroi (see Geoffrey).
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