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Wavell

[wey-vuh l]
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noun
  1. Archibald Percival, 1st Earl,1883–1950, British field marshal and author: viceroy of India 1943–47.
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Examples from the Web for wavell

Historical Examples

  • At the feet of Wavell she poured forth a torrent of impassioned speech.

    Cupid in Africa

    P. C. Wren

  • So Wavell had fought against them, helping the Arabs, whom he liked.

    Cupid in Africa

    P. C. Wren

  • “He says he did not mean to steal the tobacco,” interpreted Wavell.

    Cupid in Africa

    P. C. Wren

  • But three of Wavell's battalions were brought across the open and an assault was attempted on the main kopje.

    War's Brighter Side

    Julian Ralph.

  • On the 15th General Wavell's brigade was detached, and at midday started to march upon Jacobsdaal.


British Dictionary definitions for wavell

Wavell

noun
  1. Archibald (Percival), 1st Earl. 1883–1950, British field marshal. During World War II he was commander in chief in the Middle East (1939–41), defeating the Italians in N Africa. He was commander in chief in India (1941–43) and viceroy of India (1943–47)
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