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Wickliffe

[wik-lif] /ˈwɪk lɪf/
noun
1.
John. Also, Wiclif, Wycliffe, John.
2.
a city in NE Ohio, near Cleveland.

Wycliffe

or Wyclif, Wickliffe, Wiclif

[wik-lif] /ˈwɪk lɪf/
noun
1.
John, c1320–84, English theologian, religious reformer, and Biblical translator.
Related forms
Wycliffism, Wyclifism, noun
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  • Under this tree Wickliffe preached, and Queen Elizabeth dined.

    The Gypsies Charles G. Leland
  • Wickliffe is supposed to have retired from the storm, into an obscure part of the kingdom.

  • When Wickliffe translated the Gospel, he rendered the verse at Matt.

    Charles Carleton Coffin William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
  • Wickliffe gave to the world a version of the Holy Bible in English.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • The Wickliffe boyis a knight-errant born out of time, she said.

  • Of Wickliffe, the patriarch of the Reformation, our knowledge is extremely small.

    Character Samuel Smiles
  • He had been at Oxford, where he had formed an intimate acquaintance with Wickliffe.

  • These "Conclusiones" are reprinted by Lewis (Wickliffe) p. 337.

  • At this place they have, in the church (they say), the identical pulpit from which Wickliffe preached!

    Rural Rides William Cobbett
  • If they had, there would have been no Wickliffe, no Husse, no Luther in history.

    Andrew Marvell

    Augustine Birrell
British Dictionary definitions for Wickliffe

Wickliffe

/ˈwɪklɪf/
noun
1.
variant spellings of (John) Wycliffe

Wycliffe

/ˈwɪklɪf/
noun
1.
John. ?1330–84, English religious reformer. A precursor of the Reformation, whose writings were condemned as heretical, he attacked the doctrines and abuses of the Church. He instigated the first complete translation of the Bible into English. His followers were called Lollards Also 'Wiclif, 'Wickliffe
Derived Forms
Wycliffism, Wyclifism, noun
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