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Olivier

[oh-liv-ee-ey]
noun
  1. Laurence (Kerr) [kur; British kahr, kair] /kɜr; British kɑr, kɛər/, Baron Olivier of Brighton, 1907–89, English actor and director.
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  • He found the former commissary of police at table, in the company of Olivier and Suzanne.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • The Thursday following, the marriage was announced to Grivet, as well as to Olivier and his wife.

    Therese Raquin

    Emile Zola

  • As he spoke, Olivier looked at him fixedly, and with so straight a glance that he terrified him.

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    Emile Zola

  • Olivier thought this a capital opportunity for introducing his little joke.

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    Emile Zola

  • "Your tears will not restore your son to you," sententiously observed Olivier.

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    Emile Zola


British Dictionary definitions for olivier

Olivier

noun
  1. Laurence (Kerr), Baron Olivier of Brighton. 1907–89, English stage, film, and television actor and director: director of the National Theatre Company (1961–73): films include the Shakespeare adaptations Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1956)
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