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Nicolson

[nik-uh l-suh n] /ˈnɪk əl sən/
noun
1.
Sir Harold George, 1886–1968, English diplomat, biographer, and journalist (husband of Victoria Mary Sackville-West).
2.
Marjorie Hope, 1894–1981, U.S. scholar, educator, and author.
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  • Evidently they were all agreed upon a purpose, and this Nicolson made known to me.

  • Nicolson was to be the captain of a ship which had stranded; Barlow was his mate.

  • Nicolson, you're no fool; Barlow, you know how long the game can last.

  • No, said Nicolson of Scorrybreck, they are still with us; but the men who fostered them are gone.

  • Mr. Nicolson has been in the employ of the Hudson's Bay Company for forty years.

  • It is with much regret that we see Mr. Nicolson severing his active services with the good old Company.

  • Nicolson says it was “perhaps heretofore for the use of the foresters, this part being within the forest of Inglewood.”

  • He turned up Nicolson Street, that ran northward, past the University and the old infirmary.

    Greyfriars Bobby Eleanor Atkinson
  • I stood till they passed through the long shadow of the College and turned up Nicolson Street.

    Rab and His Friends John Brown
  • Mr. Nicolson succeeds because he treats his subject whimsically but with respect.

British Dictionary definitions for Nicolson

Nicolson

/ˈnɪkəlsən/
noun
1.
Sir Harold (George). 1886–1968, British diplomat, politician, and author: married to Vita Sackville-West
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