- a male given name: from the Old English words meaning “elf” and “counsel.”
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Examples from the Web for alfred
The family was English Catholic and Alfred, like his brother and sister, was raised in the faith, educated by Jesuits.
There were times when he seemed to feel obliged to tell Alfred Hitchcock stories.
Now that he was Sir Alfred, there was one final blast of publicity.
His photography has won more than a hundred awards, including the prestigious Alfred Eisenstaedt Award for Magazine Photography.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
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After his knighthood, I stop by to see him and call him Sir Alfred.
As for Alfred Ried, there was more than sympathy in his face.
Then came Alfred Ried in haste, and apologizing for the long delay.
So the hostess had decreed, and so instructed Alfred and Gracie.
How could "mother" mean to him what it meant to Alfred Ried?
And Mr. Price said that though folly was incidental to Alfred's years, it must be checked.Quaint Courtships
Word Origin and History for alfred
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