- a male given name, form of Philip.
- variant of philo- before a vowel: philanthropy.
- variant of -phile: eosinophil.
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Examples from the Web for phil
A lot of actors are good, but Phil was a fully developed artist.Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange
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Phil Hoffman had to transform himself into Truman Capote while Julia Roberts won for being brassy in Erin Brockovich.Exclusive: Aaron Sorkin Thinks Male Film Roles Have Bigger ‘Degree of Difficulty’ Than Female Ones
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But when you listen to Winehouse sing it, she understands things in the lyrics that Phil Spector never did.
No, I would have never written about the original version, even though it was produced by Phil Spector.
“A lot of the critical details in the plot were a mishmash of ideas that made no sense,” astronomer Phil Plait wrote at Slate.Meet Kip Thorne, the Man Who Crafted the Artful Science of ‘Interstellar’
November 14, 2014
"By their improperly intelligent expression," returned Phil.
"Not now," said Phil, patting his shoulder, with imperturbable good-nature.
Phil wants to go to Eton, but I know what Eton is: poor fellow!Night and Morning, Complete
But will you promise me, Phil, whatever she says—you won't let her provoke you this day.
They call me a beau and a buck, a slasher and dasher, and flourishing Phil.
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