Farquhar

[fahr-kwer, -kwahr, -ker]
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Contemporary Examples of farquhar

Historical Examples of farquhar

  • "We need look no further, Mrs. Campbell," said Mr. Farquhar.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat

  • Bleyer answered the appeal in Lady Farquhar's eyes by rising.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Farquhar diverted him from his regrets by asking him how they had made the capture.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • "He's the coolest hand I ever heard," Farquhar said to the party on the porch.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • It is enough to mention Mrs. Farquhar's name to an habitue of the Springs.

    Their Pilgrimage

    Charles Dudley Warner


British Dictionary definitions for farquhar

Farquhar

noun
  1. George. 1678–1707, Irish-born dramatist; author of comedies such as The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
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Word Origin and History for farquhar

Farquhar

surname attested from late 12c., from Gaelic fearchar "very dear one."

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