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Welles

[welz] /wɛlz/
noun
1.
(George) Orson, 1915–85, U.S. actor, director, and producer.
2.
Gideon, 1802–78, U.S. journalist, legislator, and government official: Secretary of the Navy 1861–69.
3.
Sumner, 1892–1961, U.S. diplomat and government official.
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  • As he neared the Welles house he heard loud and angry voices.

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  • Dr. Welles said only an hour ago he had no more than an even chance for his life.

    No Clue James Hay
  • For a moment Phoebe looked, with a bewildered air, from her mother to Mr Welles.

    The Maidens' Lodge Emily Sarah Holt
  • If we have lost Mr Welles, we have lost him; and we must try for some one else.

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  • "There is no question about it, Mr. Welles," she interrupted gravely.

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Welles

/wɛlz/
noun
1.
(George) Orson (ˈɔːsən). 1915–85, US film director, actor, producer, and screenwriter. His Citizen Kane(1941) and The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) are regarded as film classics
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