[ shairp, shahrp ]
/ ʃɛərp, ʃɑrp /
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John Campbell "Principal Shairp", 1819–85, English critic, poet, and educator.
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How to use Shairp in a sentence
Mrs. Shairp, the housekeeper, with whom he was a favourite, uttered a startled exclamation at his appearance.
With the first two her words were sacred, but Mrs. Shairp, though kindly enough, was not so trustworthy.
I think Shairp in his "Essays," gives a good critique as far as it goes on the philosophical and religious manner of our day.Life of John Coleridge Patteson|Charlotte M. Yonge
If our throats are to be cut, let it be with a shairp knife, and not with a blunt hedge shears.'Micah Clarke|Arthur Conan Doyle
Professor Shairp says that now and then he used to go to hear him lecture. 'James Frederick Ferrier|Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane