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Morphy

[mawr-fee]
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noun
  1. Paul Charles,1837–84, U.S. chess player.
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Examples from the Web for morphy

Historical Examples

  • I believe I could beat Morphy, with those men at Nowelhurst.

    Cradock Nowell, Vol. 2 (of 3)

    Richard Doddridge Blackmore

  • How about running Morphy in the guard house, or whatever they have up there?

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • What was the name of the man we tried to find in the Morphy failure?

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • Morphy answered by stating who he was, and also that he was at Sing Sing.

    Whispering Wires

    Henry Leverage

  • Madame Morphy showed us, by its lights, in the distance, a theater!

    Strange True Stories of Louisiana

    George Washington Cable


British Dictionary definitions for morphy

Morphy

noun
  1. Paul. 1837–84, US chess player, widely considered to have been the world's greatest player
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