- Sir Philip,1554–86, English poet, writer, statesman, and soldier.
- a city in N Ohio.
- a male or female given name: a family name taken from a French placename, Saint Denis.
Also Syd·ney (for defs 1, 3).
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Examples from the Web for sidney
She says he introduced her to Sidney Poitier and promised to help her career.Bill Cosby’s Long List of Accusers (So Far): 18 Alleged Sexual Assault Victims Between 1965-2004
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Scorsese made movies with De Niro and I was making movies with [Sidney] Lumet.Al Pacino Does What He Wants to Do: 'The Humbling,' Scorsese, and That 'Scarface' Remake
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“Hillary had [Clinton aide] Sidney Blumenthal call people before my book came out, trashing it,” she says.Gail Sheehy Books Passage to the Past
September 3, 2014
“Sidney always comes in under budget and has it in his contract that he keeps the difference,” he told me, raising his eyebrows.Almost Famous: A Father's Day Story
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His idols and inspirations, he says, were Sidney Poitier and Harry Belafonte.Norm Lewis, Broadway’s First Black ‘Phantom,’ on Racism, Heroes, and Dream Roles
March 21, 2014
Life, that had seemed so simple, had grown very complicated for Sidney.
Certainly, as if treading on dangerous ground, Sidney avoided it.
Sidney, left alone, stood in the little parlor beside the roses.
The boy fell into the ecstasy of content that always came with Sidney's presence.
When he reached the doorstep, Sidney was demurely seated and quite alone.
- Algernon. 1622–83, English Whig politician, beheaded for his supposed part in the Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II and the future James II: author of Discourses Concerning Government (1689)
- Sir Philip. 1554–86, English poet, courtier, and soldier. His works include the pastoral romance Arcadia (1590), the sonnet sequence Astrophel and Stella (1591), and The Defence of Poesie (1595), one of the earliest works of literary criticism in English