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[lek-ee] /ˈlɛk i/
William Edward Hartpole
[hahrt-pohl] /ˈhɑrt poʊl/ (Show IPA),
1838–1903, Irish essayist and historian. Unabridged
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  • Naka Machi, bring me Lecky, completely uniformed as a smart chauffeur!

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • After Lecky had shifted gears he drove with his left hand alone.

    The Mind Master Arthur J. Burks
  • This corrects the mis-statement of Lecky (vi, 94) on this topic.

    William Pitt and the Great War John Holland Rose
  • Lecky discusses that question in his History of European Morals.

    A Handful of Stars Frank W. Boreham
  • Paine tells us, too, that Lecky's 'European Morals' was an old favorite.

    1601 Mark Twain
  • I found that the plan succeeded with Macaulay and with Lecky.

    Historical Essays James Ford Rhodes
  • Lecky has said that the eighteenth century is richer than any other in the romance of crime.

  • The condition of things has been ably recorded by Mr. Lecky.

  • Mina looked imploringly at Flora and glanced with dismay at Miss Lecky.

  • But we have not yet presented Miss Lecky to the reader,—she has only been heard of as "old Lecky."

British Dictionary definitions for Lecky


William Edward Hartpole (ˈhɑːtˌpəʊl). 1838–1903, Irish historian; author of The History of England in the 18th Century (1878–90)
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