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Vidal

[vi-dahl] /vɪˈdɑl/
noun
1.
(Eugene Luther) Gore, 1925–2012, U.S. novelist, essayist, and playwright.
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  • He begged Vidal to give him a word in pity of his loneliness.

  • He promised to reinforce Vidal at once with three battalions of chasseurs.

    1914

    John French, Viscount of Ypres
  • Vidal was, you see, a great poet and it was not proper to treat a great poet with indifference.

    The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
  • My dear Mr. Vidal, what is the use if half Cromer has been up here prying about?

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
  • "Do heed what I say, M'sieur Vidal," she exclaimed with deep earnestness.

    The Place of Dragons William Le Queux
British Dictionary definitions for Vidal

Vidal

/viːˈdæl/
noun
1.
Gore. 1925–2012 US novelist and essayist. His novels include Julian (1964), Myra Breckinridge (1968), Burr (1974), Lincoln (1984), and The Season of Conflict (1996)
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