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Nevil

[nev-uh l] /ˈnɛv əl/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Neville.
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  • Miss Nevil's attention was first attracted by the woman's remarkable beauty.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • Miss Nevil had heard of the Corsican improvisatrici, and was dying to hear one.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • She lavished care and attention on her brother, and often talked to him about Miss Nevil.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • At this point Miss Nevil made a struggle to withdraw her fingers.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • I had disobeyed you, Miss Nevil, and I should not have dared to look at you just then.

    Columba Prosper Merimee
  • Nevil Steyne was one of the earliest to emerge from the breakfast room.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • “I guess you ought to know, Nevil Steyne,” he said with emphasis.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • Nevil became a wretched, unkempt type of manhood in comparison.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • “Yes,” nodded Nevil, with a reflective smile in his pale eyes.

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum
  • It might have puzzled Nevil to apply names to those represented by “they.”

    The Watchers of the Plains

    Ridgewell Cullum

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