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Lilburne

noun
  1. John. ?1614-57, English Puritan pamphleteer and leader of the Levellers, a radical group prominent during the Civil War
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  • As he rose Lord Lilburne rose also, and the eyes of both met.

    Night and Morning, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • "And if he don't play whist, he ought to play it," said Lilburne.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • That was an awful moment for Robert Beaufort—even for Lilburne!

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Lilburne now turned white, and the big word stuck in his throat.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • He owned that the copy of the register had been found by Lilburne in a secret drawer.

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    Edward Bulwer-Lytton