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  1. VivienVivian Mary Hartley, 1913–67, English actress.
  2. a male or female given name.
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  • And in this matter Master Leigh saw a way to break faith with profit.

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    Raphael Sabatini

  • Master Leigh was cursing his gunner for having aimed too high.

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    Raphael Sabatini

  • Master Leigh sucked in a shuddering breath, and was silent for a while.

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    Raphael Sabatini

  • The word "handsome" was typed in the offer from which Mr. Vandeford made to Mr. Leigh.

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    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • It was quite natural for Miss Leigh to speak of fingerprints.

British Dictionary definitions for leigh


  1. a town in NW England, in Wigan unitary authority, Greater Manchester: engineering industries. Pop: 43 006 (2001)


  1. Mike. born 1943, British dramatist and theatre, film, and television director, noted for his use of improvisation. His plays include Abigail's Party (1977), and his films include High Hopes (1988), Secrets and Lies (1996), Vera Drake (2004), and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
  2. Vivien, real name Vivian Hartley. 1913–67, English stage and film actress. Her films include Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), for both of which she won Oscars
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