Morley

[mawr-lee]
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noun

Christopher Darlington,1890–1957, U.S. writer.
Edward Williams,1838–1923, U.S. chemist and physicist.
John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn,1838–1923, English statesman, journalist, biographer, and critic.
Thomas,1557–1603?, English composer, especially of madrigals.
a male given name.

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Contemporary Examples of morley

  • Correspondent Morley Safer and Picard suggested that Mark, “of all the people that should have known… should have known.”

  • Morley Safer has been a 60 Minutes correspondent since December 1970.

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    Why Smart People Are Dumb

    Morley Safer

    February 11, 2010

  • Morley is a stunning storyteller, although Come Sunday should not be attempted without a Kleenex box at hand.

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    May 26, 2009

  • “The alternative is he's just getting old, his male hormone is getting down,” Morley said.

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    What's Eating Steve Jobs?

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    January 6, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for morley

Morley

1

noun

an industrial town in N England, in Leeds unitary authority, West Yorkshire. Pop: 54 051 (2001)

Morley

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noun

Edward Williams. 1838–1923, US chemist who collaborated with A. A. Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment
John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn. 1838–1923, British Liberal statesman and writer; secretary of state for India (1905–10)
Robert. 1908–92, British actor. His many films include Major Barbara (1940), Oscar Wilde (1960), and The Blue Bird (1976)
Thomas. ?1557–?1603, English composer and organist, noted for his madrigals and his textbook on music, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597)
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morley in Science

Morley

[môrlē]Edward Williams 1838-1923

American chemist and physicist who with Albert Michelson disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. Their work served as the starting point for Albert Einstein's development of the theory of relativity.
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