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kirkman

[kurk-muh n; Scot. kirk-muh n] /ˈkɜrk mən; Scot. ˈkɪrk mən/
noun, plural kirkmen. Scot. and North England.
1.
a member or follower of the Kirk.
2.
a churchman.
Origin of kirkman
1300-1350
Middle English word dating back to 1300-50; See origin at kirk, -man
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  • Mr. kirkman's argument is in substance: Rate-making is a difficult subject.

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  • Mr. kirkman thought all the world of Jim and could not run the shop without him.

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  • I am sure nobody else in the station could do so well, Mrs. kirkman said.

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  • If only she does not put her trust in her own works, Mrs. kirkman added.

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  • My dear Mary, we know nothing but what the Major has told us, said Mrs. kirkman.

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  • Mrs. kirkman had already made the remark that Mary was not at all dressed.

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British Dictionary definitions for kirkman

kirkman

/ˈkɜːkmən; ˈkɪrk-/
noun (Scot) (pl) -men
1.
a member or strong upholder of the Kirk
2.
a churchman; clergyman
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