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Wemyss

[weemz] /wimz/
noun
1.
a parish in central Fife, in E Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: castle.
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  • I found the manager, Mr. Wemyss, at his post, and all things in tolerable order.

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  • Nor was it alone that Wemyss of Logie had been seen to speak with Bothwell.

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  • The man was, I understand, a guest in the house of Mr. Wemyss.

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  • As usual Mr. Wemyss sat at the end of the table nearest to the fire.

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  • Wemyss is a lucky fellow, and will, I hope, do credit to his luck.

  • Wemyss, who had done everything and been everything, disappeared in this crowd.

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  • A woman—her very thoughts were now dressed in Wemyss's words—only wanted her man. '

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  • With Wemyss she could say whatever nonsense came into her head, sheer or otherwise.

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  • And Wemyss's attitude was simply that if people insist on jumping at conclusions, why, let them.

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  • Wemyss was privately a little put out by the coffee being cold.

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