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Wilfred

or Wilfrid

[wil-frid] /ˈwɪl frɪd/
noun
1.
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “will” and “peace.”.
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  • wilfrid also was one of the saintly architects of the period.

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  • Marcia meanwhile had gone to the station to meet Sir wilfrid Bury.

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  • The car drew up at the steps, and Marcia and Sir wilfrid awaited it.

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  • Sir wilfrid, however, followed Lady Coryston into the drawing-room.

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  • She would go to him, and stand by him—as Sir wilfrid had said—if he wanted her.

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  • Sir wilfrid knew all their history—had been her father's most intimate friend.

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  • James and Sir wilfrid Bury came anxiously to join the group.

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  • Sir wilfrid approached the still standing and distressed Marcia.

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  • Sir wilfrid caught the speaker by the arm, but was impatiently shaken off.

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  • Sir wilfrid Bury asked if he might see her, just for a few minutes.

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British Dictionary definitions for wilfrid

Wilfrid

/ˈwɪlfrɪd/
noun
1.
Saint. 634–709 ad, English churchman; bishop of York (?663–?703). At the Synod of Whitby (664) he argued successfully that Celtic practices should be replaced by Roman ones in the English Church. Feast day: Oct 12
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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