Origin of harper
- James,1795–1869, and his brothers John, 1797–1875, (Joseph) Wesley, 1801–70, and Fletcher, 1806–77, U.S. printers and publishers.
- a male or female given name.
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Hamish Marshall himself is a former staffer of Prime Minister Harper.How Canadian Oilmen Pinkwash the Keystone Pipeline
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Excerpted by permission of Harper Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America
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December 10, 2014
“A lot of my fans ask me if I really like it or if I was acting,” says Harper.Sotheby’s for Sex: The Problem with Auctioning Off Sex with A Porn Star
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But the fact that American conservatives like Harper is not proof the prime minister is some ultra-right-wing hack.
Barnes and Harper talked deeply about hockey, a subject that the prime minister has written a book about.
Give me my harper's cloak, and I will play a part at this wedding.Maid Marian
Thomas Love Peacock
Hold your tongue, old Ketch, or I'll call Mr. Harper down to you.
Arthur burst into laughter when he discovered that it was Harper, the lay-clerk.
Major Harper, the oldest, most refined and most soldierly of them all, was also the handsomest.
When they reached ours Miss Harper was again at their front.
- Stephen (Joseph). Born 1959. Canadian statesman; prime minister from 2006
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Word Origin and History for harper
Old English hearpere, agent noun from harp (v.). As a surname, from late 12c.
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