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Word Origin and History for macduff


Gaelic Mac Dhuibh "son of Dubh," literally "black."

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Examples from the Web for macduff

Historical Examples

  • Macduff escapes to England, but his wife and children are killed by Macbeth's order.

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield

  • Pedro and MacDuff sniffed the September air and gloried in it.

  • The same may be said of the destruction of Macduff's family.

  • Then the rest of us drove over to Fyvie and caught the train to Macduff.

  • Further: Macduff is a typical tenor, and as such never interesting.

    My Austrian Love

    Maxime Provost