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Mortimer

[mawr-tuh-mer]
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noun
  1. Roger de [duh] /də/, 8th Baron of Wig·more [wig-mawr, -mohr] /ˈwɪgˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/and 1st Earl of March,1287–1330, English rebel leader: paramour of Isabella, queen of Edward II of England.
  2. a male given name.
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  • Mortimer's gallant act had roused the Irishman's admiration.

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  • As the girl entered the stable, Mortimer sauntered on in the direction Mike had gone.

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  • Even as he was speaking they had helped Mortimer from the rig.

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  • "Yer arm's broke," said Mike, passing to Mortimer's right side.

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  • At the first step Mortimer staggered and swayed like a drunken man.

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British Dictionary definitions for mortimer

Mortimer

noun
  1. Sir John (Clifford). 1923–2009, British barrister, playwright, and novelist, best known for the television series featuring the barrister Horace Rumpole. His novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and The Sound of Trumpets (1998)
  2. Roger de, 8th Baron of Wigmore and 1st Earl of March. 1287–1330, lover of Isabella, the wife of Edward II of England: they invaded England in 1326 and compelled the king to abdicate in favour of his son, Edward III; executed
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Word Origin and History for mortimer

Mortimer

masc. proper name and surname, from Mortemer, name of a place in Normandy.

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