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As played by Omundson, King Richard is effeminate, sincere, and ten times funnier than everyone else.
In the 1950s, you had people like Richard Hofstadter and Arthur Schlesinger moving back and forth between the two worlds.
Steiger was nominated, and Richard Burton, and a lot of people in bigger movies.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Then, two years later, America elected Richard Nixon as president.
In the 1960 campaign between Richard Nixon and John F. Kennedy, there was virtually no discussion of crime.
She looked at Richard to see if he remembered the secret that they shared, and he nodded and smiled.Rebecca's Promise|Frances R. Sterrett
Richard Riley was killed by the bursting of a sodawater bottle, June 19, 1877.Showell's Dictionary of Birmingham|Thomas T. Harman and Walter Showell
Of Richard Montgomery, Schuylers second in command, we shall hear more.Montreal 1535-1914, Volume II (of 2)|William Henry Atherton
Do you tell me you need money from Richard to pay Andrew's debts?The Black Moth|Georgette Heyer
"God is as near him by sea as by land," said good Sir Richard.Westward Ho!|Charles Kingsley
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Word Origin and History for richard
masc. proper name, Middle English Rycharde, from Old French Richard, from Old High German Ricohard "strong in rule," from Proto-Germanic *rik- "ruler" (see rich) + *harthu "hard," from PIE *kar-o- (see hard). "One of the most popular names introduced by the Normans. Usually Latinized as Ricardus, the common form was Ricard, whence the pet form Rick, etc." ["Dictionary of English Surnames"]