An English Puritan political leader and general of the seventeenth century. He led the army of parliament to victory over King Charles I in the English Civil War and afterward emerged as ruler of the nation under the title Lord Protector of the Commonwealth. A skillful general and administrator, and a ruthless dictator (see dictatorship), he was particularly harsh in his suppression of rebellion in Ireland. After his death, monarchy was soon restored. (See Restoration.)
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He gets up and goes over to their table and introduces himself, and he says, ‘Hello, I’m Oliver Reed.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
For example, it views comedian and Last Week Tonight host John Oliver as a credible threat to the Thai power structure.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He opens up about the bogus Midnight Express, Oliver Stone on blow, and his riveting one-man show.
But that was Oliver expunging all this anger he had from not being able to get Platoon made yet, which was his baby.
Aside from Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., there are no celebrities or well-known names.
He was so zealous a partisan of democracy, and of Cromwell, that the authorities frequently placed him in a straight jacket.
And this went on during the whole of the time this country was blessed with Cromwell and a Republican Government.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Richard Cromwell's parliament dissolved by commission under the great seal, at the instance of Desborough.
Oliver coloured involuntarily to find that the old thief had been reading his thoughts; but boldly said, Yes, he did want to know.
For one brief moment Oliver cast a hurried glance along the empty street, and a cry for help hung upon his lips.