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[ad-olf, ey-dolf; German ah-dawlf]
  1. a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”
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Also Ad·olph, Ad·olphe, A·dol·phus [uh-dol-fuh s] /əˈdɒl fəs/.
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  • Then opening the glazed door leading to the shop, she said quietly “Adolf!”

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • She had been fond of Adolf, but his memory was not a constant presence.

    Tristram of Blent

    Anthony Hope

  • At this point the work has been taken up by Adolf Bandelier's researches.

  • An invitation to battle was ever a welcome call to Adolf of Cleves.


    William Makepeace Thackeray

  • Adolf of Cleves could scarcely now lift the weapon over his head.


    William Makepeace Thackeray