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Ryle

[rahyl] /raɪl/
noun
1.
Sir Martin, 1918–84, British astronomer: Nobel Prize in physics 1974.
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  • He's going to tea at four o'clock at Miss Ryle's—to meet Mrs. Trevalla.'

  • Dr. Ryle's work as our first Bishop was a difficult and arduous one.

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  • "I must premise that the dictation of this is Mr. Ryle's," he said.

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  • He folded the paper, and laid it on the table near Mrs. Ryle.

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  • "True," mused Mrs. Ryle, agreeing for once with Mr. Chattaway.

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  • His light eyes were sternly directed to George, but he did not glance at Mrs. Ryle.

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  • "It is of no use your keeping things from me," resumed Mrs. Ryle, after a pause.

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  • "It was necessary that Treve should go to college," said Mrs. Ryle, quite sharply.

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  • She went straight to George, who was seated at tea with Mrs. Ryle.

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  • Only fancy their having this rout to-night, while Mr. Ryle is lying dead!

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British Dictionary definitions for Ryle

Ryle

/raɪl/
noun
1.
Gilbert. 1900–76, British philosopher. His works include The Concept of Mind (1949)
2.
Sir Martin. 1918–84, British astronomer, noted for his research on radio astronomy: Astronomer Royal 1972–82; shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1974
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