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[welz] /wɛlz/
(George) Orson, 1915–85, U.S. actor, director, and producer.
Gideon, 1802–78, U.S. journalist, legislator, and government official: Secretary of the Navy 1861–69.
Sumner, 1892–1961, U.S. diplomat and government official. Unabridged
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  • I went over to help Mr. Welles transplant his Brussels sprouts, and we got to talking.

    The Brimming Cup Dorothy Canfield Fisher
  • Dr. Welles said only an hour ago he had no more than an even chance for his life.

    No Clue James Hay
  • It was certainly a pity that Mr. Welles's paragraph respecting the "Trent" was not omitted also.

  • I should feel obliged to, Mr. Welles, and I should not feel unjust.

    A Philanthropist Josephine Daskam
  • A few hours later, at Washington, a telegram startled Mr. Welles with 248 the news.

    Abraham Lincoln, Vol. I. John T. Morse
British Dictionary definitions for Welles


(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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