a male given name, form of Charles.

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Examples from the Web for karl

Contemporary Examples of karl

Historical Examples of karl

  • It was Karl Yundt who was heard, implacable to his last breath.

    The Secret Agent

    Joseph Conrad

  • When Karl comes from the university in his vacation, his first question is, "Where is Sami?"

  • The only visitors staying here are Miss Barbara and Mr. Karl.

    Echoes of the War

    J. M. Barrie

  • Billy and Karl come in by the window, leaving a fishing-rod outside.

    Echoes of the War

    J. M. Barrie

  • "But that man is not Karl Armstadt," cried Katrina in a wavering voice.

Word Origin and History for karl


see Carl.

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