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Barrie

[bar-ee]
noun
  1. Sir James M(atthew),1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
  2. a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.
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Examples from the Web for barrie

Historical Examples

  • I have read that it is, somewhere—in one of Barrie's yarns, I think.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Mr. Barrie has no such spiritual obsession as besets his elder.

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

    David Christie Murray

  • I suddenly exclaimed, as we were turning into Mrs. Barrie's house.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • "I will run down to Mrs. Barrie's," I said, after long thinking.

    St. Cuthbert's

    Robert E. Knowles

  • We reached Barrie safely that night, and slept at the Queen's Arms.

    Canada and the Canadians

    Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle


British Dictionary definitions for barrie

barrie

adjective
  1. Scot dialect very good; attractive
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Word Origin

from Romany

Barrie

noun
  1. Sir James Matthew . 1860–1937, Scottish dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his popular children's play Peter Pan (1904)
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