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[mahr-lee] /ˈmɑr li/
Robert Nesta ("Bob") 1945–81, Jamaican reggae singer, guitarist, and songwriter: popularizer of Rastafarianism. Unabridged
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  • "Marley is on the beach," he said, and ran ahead to engage the boat.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • The dying fire leapt up as if it cried: I know him—Marley's ghost.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • I fetched young Marley to her from Dr. Hervey's, and he has seen to her.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • Ah, but Jack, it would be cruelly hard for her to change back to Marley!

    Elsie Marley, Honey

    Joslyn Gray
  • The mention of Marley's funeral brings me back to the point I started from.

    A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens
  • It was just about this time that Mrs. Marley made a change in her place of business.

British Dictionary definitions for Marley


Bob, full name Robert Nesta Marley. 1945–81, Jamaican reggae singer, guitarist, and songwriter. With his group, the Wailers, his albums included Burnin' (1973), Natty Dread (1975), Rastaman Vibration (1976), and Exodus (1977)
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