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Tooke

[too k] /tʊk/
noun
1.
(John) Horne
[hawrn] /hɔrn/ (Show IPA),
1736–1812, English politician and philologist.
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  • The maid announced Mr. Tooke, of Crofton; and Mr. Tooke walked in.

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  • I do not believe Mr. Tooke will talk to you, or to any of us.

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  • "Then you can get Mr. Tooke to tell you about Phil, if you want nothing else," said Mr. Proctor.

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  • "That is your age," said Mr. Tooke, smiling and making room between his knees.

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  • By that time tea was ready,—an early tea, because Mr. Tooke had to go away.

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  • But Mr. Tooke only shook hands with him, and bade him grow older as fast as he could.

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  • And this was all they had to do with Mr. Tooke for a long while.

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  • Hugh tossed back the sponge, so as to hit Tooke on the nose.

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  • It was Mr. Tooke's practice to read them out of school-hours.

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  • Mr. Tooke praised his theme very much, and said it had surprised him.

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British Dictionary definitions for Tooke

Tooke

/tʊk/
noun
1.
John Horne, original name John Horne. 1736–1812, British radical, who founded (1771) the Constitutional Society to press for parliamentary reform: acquitted (1794) of high treason. He also wrote the philological treatise The Diversions of Purley (1786)
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