[ til-ee ]
/ ˈtɪl i /
Count Jo·han Tser·claes von [yoh-hahn tser-klahs fuhn], /ˈyoʊ hɑn tsɛrˈklɑs fən/, 1559–1632, German general in the Thirty Years' War. Also Tillie. a female given name, form of Matilda.
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Words nearby Tilly
, till money
, till the cows come home
, tilt at windmills
, tilt board
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How to use Tilly in a sentence
So they wrote a jingle and I became the voice of Tilly the all-time teller and then they ultimately put a little face on the machine.
If convicted, Mr Tilly, 48, could face a 10-year prison term and €750,000 (£600,000) fine.
Grace said no more, but from that time new thoughts entered her mind, and when alone with Tilly she tried to comfort her.
Tilly proved as good a housekeeper and cook as Mr. Chittenden could have desired, and in time seemed to have forgotten her child.
But the young soldier did not die, although it was Tilly's careful nursing rather than the skill of the doctor that saved him.
No sooner was he gone than Mark called Tilly and handed her the papers he had kept, asking her if she would not burn them.
"I shall never forget her," replied Mark, and there was more meaning in his words than Tilly thought.
British Dictionary definitions for Tilly
Count Johan Tserclaes von (joˈhɑn tsɛrˈklas fɔn). 1559–1632, Flemish soldier, who commanded the army of The Catholic League (1618–32) and the imperial forces (1630–32) in the Thirty Years' War
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