Jeffrey

[jef-ree]
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noun

FrancisLord Jeffrey, 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”

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  • To Jeffrey they seemed to be "all composed as exercises and for display."

  • "I want first to find out just how things are here," said Jeffrey.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Addington, so Jeffrey Blake remembered when he came home to it, was a survival.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Jeffrey drew up a chair for his father's feet and another for his own.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown

  • Jeffrey, too, caught that morning glow, only to find his task the sadder.

    The Prisoner

    Alice Brown


British Dictionary definitions for jeffrey

Jeffrey

noun

Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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Word Origin and History for jeffrey

Jeffrey

masc. proper name, from Old French Jeufroi, Jefroi, variants of Geuffroi (see Geoffrey).

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