Origin of lee1
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Examples from the Web for lee
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.Pope Francis Has the Pleasure of Meeting Angelina Jolie for a Few Seconds|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
What stuck in my mind were the two supporting actors, Gloria Grahame and Lee Marvin.
In my opinion Lee was one of the greatest actors of all time.
Little did I know that Lee had actually been born into a wealthy family.
Lee would stay up late, unable to sleep from the pains he had in his back.
He also wrote a supplement of three volumes, entitled "Lee's Lieutenants," which was exceptionally well received.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
This was the last dispatch sent by Lee to the Rebel Government.The Great Conspiracy, Complete|John Alexander Logan
Jarwin walked aft and stood near the lee gangway contemplating the island in silence for some time.Jarwin and Cuffy|R.M. Ballantyne
What was your impression of Lee on that score, was he industrious or not?Warren Commission (8 of 26): Hearings Vol. VIII (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
It is still believed that Gen. Lee is to be generalissimo, and most people rejoice at it.A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital|John Beauchamp Jones
British Dictionary definitions for lee (1 of 3)
Word Origin for lee
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Word Origin and History for lee
Old English hleo "shelter, cover, defense, protection," from Proto-Germanic *khlewaz (cf. Old Norse hle, Danish læ, Old Saxon hleo, Dutch lij "lee, shelter"). No known cognates outside Germanic; original sense uncertain and might have been "warm" (cf. German lau "tepid," Old Norse hly "shelter, warmth"), which might link it to PIE *kele- (1) "warm." As an adjective, 1510s, from the noun.