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[luh-neer] /ləˈnɪər/
Sidney, 1842–81, U.S. poet and literary scholar. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mr. Lanier, I am so sorry to say that I never can become your wife.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Mr. Lanier, tell all you know, to be made more definite later.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • The elder Lanier has business there, and will be pleased to accompany Sir Charles.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Suggestions that could come only from Lanier treachery startle him.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
  • Thwarted here, Lanier craft resorts to most plausible shift.

    Oswald Langdon Carson Jay Lee
Word Origin and History for Lanier

surname, from Old French lainier "wool-monger," from Latin lana "wool" (see wool).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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