Paley

[ pey-lee ]
/ ˈpeɪ li /
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noun

Grace,1922–2007, U.S. short-story writer and poet.
William,1743–1805, English theologian, philosopher, and clergyman.
William S.,1901–1991, U.S. broadcasting executive.

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Paley

/ (ˈpeɪlɪ) /

noun

William. 1743–1805, English theologian and utilitarian philosopher. His chief works are The Principles of Moral and Political Philosophy (1785), Horae Paulinae (1790), A View of the Evidences of Christianity (1794), and Natural Theology (1802)
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