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Shairp

[shairp, shahrp] /ʃɛərp, ʃɑrp/
noun
1.
John Campbell ("Principal Shairp") 1819–85, English critic, poet, and educator.
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  • Professor Shairp says that now and then he used to go to hear him lecture. '

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  • "You're a little hard on me, Mrs. Shairp," he said, in dulcet tones.

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  • He wanted Mrs. Shairp out of the house for a week or ten days.

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  • "By mistake, Mrs. Shairp, by mistake," murmured William Whale.

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  • This seems ungracious, but Mr. Shairp has himself to blame; so good a Wordsworthian was out of character upon that stage.

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  • Mrs. Shairp, the housekeeper, with whom he was a favourite, uttered a startled exclamation at his appearance.

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  • With the first two her words were sacred, but Mrs. Shairp, though kindly enough, was not so trustworthy.

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  • With this formula he never failed to calm Mrs. Shairp's wrath and allay her rising fears.

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  • Two hours after Mrs. Shairp had started on her journey the two remaining servants were dismissed.

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  • I cordially thank Mrs. Shairp, and her son, for their kindness in this matter.

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