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Webb

[web] /wɛb/
noun
1.
(Martha) Beatrice (Potter) 1858–1943, and her husband, Sidney (James), 1st Baron Passfield
[pas-feeld] /ˈpæsˌfild/ (Show IPA)
1859–1947, English economists, social reformers, authors, and socialists.
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  • Counsellor Webb never again addressed him in friendly terms.

  • England is risking all for peace, just as Webb risked all for money.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • May I be so bold as to inquire what interest you may have in my personal affairs, Miss Webb?

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • "Miss Webb is going," said Miss Treville, formally, as the maid appeared.

    'Smiles' Eliot H. Robinson
  • Judge Webb argues that Southampton 'took no notice' of the dedication.

British Dictionary definitions for Webb

Webb

/wɛb/
noun
1.
Sir Aston. 1849–1930, British architect. His work includes the Victoria and Albert Museum (1909), the Victoria Memorial (1911), and Admiralty Arch (1911)
2.
Mary (Gladys). 1881–1927, British novelist, remembered for her novels of rustic life, notably Precious Bane (1924)
3.
Sidney (James), Baron Passfield. 1859–1947, British economist, social historian, and Fabian socialist. He and his wife (Martha) Beatrice (née Potter), 1858–1943, British writer on social and economic problems, collaborated in The History of Trade Unionism (1894) and English Local Government (1906–29), helped found the London School of Economics (1895), and started the New Statesman (1913)
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