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[thee-uh-bawld] /ˈθi əˌbɔld/
Lewis, 1688–1744, English author.
Also, Theobold
[thee-uh-bohld] /ˈθi əˌboʊld/ (Show IPA)
. a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She added, as if it was an afterthought, that Mrs. Theobald's letter had arrived that morning.

  • But does not Mrs. Theobald always take any initiative from you?

  • You can't put her off with Mrs. Theobald; she knows as well as we do that she is a nonentity.

  • His brother Theobald was no match for him, knew it, and accepted his fate.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • On the receipt of this letter Theobald plucked up his spirits.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • She was drowning; Theobald might be only a straw, but she could catch at him and catch at him she accordingly did.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • And this was all that his public school and University education had been able to do for Theobald!

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • A combat with Romanism might even yet win for her and Theobald the crown of martyrdom.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • The first step towards it would be her marriage with Theobald.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
  • In the month of July, 1831 Theobald and Christina became man and wife.

    The Way of All Flesh Samuel Butler
Word Origin and History for Theobald

masc. proper name, from Medieval Latin Theobaldus, from Old High German Theudobald, from theuda "folk, people" + bald "bold." Form influenced in Medieval Latin by the many Greek-derived names beginning in Theo-.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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