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Percival

[pur-suh-vuh l] /ˈpɜr sə vəl/
noun
1.
Also, Perceval, Percivale. Arthurian Romance. a knight of King Arthur's court who sought the Holy Grail: comparable to Parzival or Parsifal in Teutonic legend.
2.
a male given name: from Old French words meaning “pierce” and “valley.”.
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  • "Looks as if there were something doing there," said Percival, as they drove off the wharf.

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  • "Here's a fine letter to read on a hot day," called Percival.

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  • "I've just finished," said Percival, glancing down the last sheet.

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  • "But I tell you she isn't right," insisted Percival, warmly.

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  • Obeying a quick impulse, Percival stepped to the curb as she came opposite to him.

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  • "He'd better improve his whiskers first thing he does," suggested Percival.

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  • On the contrary, indeed, he appeared to joy immensely in Percival's way of life.

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  • Half a dozen of Percival's friends sat at the table with them from time to time.

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  • Percival had walked the floor in deep attention to the old man's words.

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  • "And copper's up two points to-day," said Percival, cheerfully.

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British Dictionary definitions for Percival

Percival

/ˈpɜːsɪvəl/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) a knight in King Arthur's court German equivalent Parzival
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