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  1. John,1585–1622, English colonist in Virginia (husband of Pocahontas).
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Examples from the Web for rolfe

Historical Examples

  • Later, Rolfe, with his wife and child, sailed to visit England.

    The Story of Pocahontas and Captain John Smith

    E. Boyd Smith

  • Rolfe, the minister, had already been killed while defending his house.

  • Doctor Rolfe managed to gain half an inch before they slipped.

  • They tell me that Mr. Elliott has seen better fortune, Rolfe.

    A Young Man in a Hurry

    Robert W. Chambers

  • In 1611 Rolfe decided to experiment with seed of the mild Spanish variety.

British Dictionary definitions for rolfe


  1. Frederick William, also known as Baron Corvo . 1860–1913, British novelist. His best-known work is Hadrian the Seventh (1904)
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