flory

[flawr-ee, flohr-ee]

Flory

[flawr-ee, flohr-ee]
noun
  1. Paul John,1910–85, U.S. chemist: pioneer in research on polymers; Nobel Prize 1974.
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Contemporary Examples of flory

  • Nevertheless, Flory may have provoked the police in more ways than one.

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    Jacob Bernstein

    June 24, 2011

  • Flory allegedly encouraged members to use codes like these to avoid attracting attention on Google and other search engines.

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    Jacob Bernstein

    June 24, 2011

  • Hoffman says Flory purchased the site in 2009 for $500, and appears to have made little money off it since then.

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    Jacob Bernstein

    June 24, 2011

Historical Examples of flory

  • A liaison between her and Flory led to the ruin of the latter on the Stock Exchange.

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    J. G. Patterson

  • "Flory, that is a lie," said Edith very solemnly, looking at him with all her eyes.

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    Anthony Trollope

  • Now I know that Flory was down near the lough yesterday afternoon.

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    Anthony Trollope

  • Then, Flory, am I to gather that you will say nothing further to me?

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    Anthony Trollope

  • "Faix, Mr. Flory, an' it's well for you you've come," said Carroll.

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    Anthony Trollope


British Dictionary definitions for flory

flory

fleury (ˈflʊərɪ, ˈflɜːrɪ)

adjective
  1. (usually postpositive) heraldry containing a fleur-de-lys

Word Origin for flory

C15: from Old French floré, from flor flower
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