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  1. Charles,1819–75, English clergyman, novelist, and poet.
  2. Sidney,1906–1995, U.S. playwright.
  3. a male given name.
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  • Why, I thought you told me a few minutes ago she was in love with Kingsley.

    The Midnight Queen

    May Agnes Fleming

  • But, I say, Kingsley, what light is that shining through there?

    The Midnight Queen

    May Agnes Fleming

  • Even as boys, we want to be "a man," though Kingsley was a "Parson Lot."

    A Labrador Doctor

    Wilfred Thomason Grenfell

  • Old Doctor Kingsley played the bass viol so it was soul stirrin' too.

  • There we saw the castle where Kingsley's Rose of Devon was imprisoned.

British Dictionary definitions for kingsley


  1. Sir Ben. born 1943, British actor. He won an Oscar for his performance in the title role of the film Gandhi (1982); his later films include Schindler's List (1993) and Sexy Beast (2000)
  2. Charles. 1819–75, British clergyman and author. His works include the historical romances Westward Ho! (1855) and Hereward the Wake (1866) and the children's story The Water Babies (1863)
  3. his brother, Henry . 1830–76, British novelist, editor, and journalist, who spent some time in Australia. His works include Ravenshoe (1861) and the Anglo-Australian novels The Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn (1859) and The Hillyars and the Burtons (1865)
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