- Roger de [duh] /də/, 8th Baron of Wig·more [wig-mawr, -mohr] /ˈwɪgˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/and 1st Earl of March,1287–1330, English rebel leader: paramour of Isabella, queen of Edward II of England.
- a male given name.
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Examples from the Web for mortimer
In a world before birth control, before choice, Mortimer had survived abortion, and sterilization.
By 1978, Mortimer had six children with four different men and had weathered a painful divorce, the basis for The Pumpkin Eater.
Asked why she often played somewhat unsympathetic characters like Em, or Mackenzie in The Newsroom, Mortimer seemed taken aback.
Mortimer took over, as they both collapsed in giggles: “We went up a cliff somewhere, and I knew what she would be thinking…”
“We had always been fascinated about that relationship between a PA and their boss,” said Mortimer.
So she asked Mr. Mortimer to go and have a look at her pets.
Mortimer was forced to confess that he didn't quite remember Juggler.
Mortimer compromised by admitting that he had probably forgotten it.
There was such a tone of doubt in the Trainer's voice that even Mortimer noticed it.
"But he's grateful when he's kindly treated," commented Mortimer.
- Sir John (Clifford). 1923–2009, British barrister, playwright, and novelist, best known for the television series featuring the barrister Horace Rumpole. His novels include Paradise Postponed (1985) and The Sound of Trumpets (1998)
- Roger de, 8th Baron of Wigmore and 1st Earl of March. 1287–1330, lover of Isabella, the wife of Edward II of England: they invaded England in 1326 and compelled the king to abdicate in favour of his son, Edward III; executed
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Word Origin and History for mortimer
masc. proper name and surname, from Mortemer, name of a place in Normandy.
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