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Tooke

[too k]
noun
  1. (John) Horne [hawrn] /hɔrn/, 1736–1812, English politician and philologist.
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Historical Examples of tooke

  • I do not believe Mr. Tooke will talk to you, or to any of us.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • The maid announced Mr. Tooke, of Crofton; and Mr. Tooke walked in.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • By that time tea was ready,—an early tea, because Mr. Tooke had to go away.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • But Mr. Tooke only shook hands with him, and bade him grow older as fast as he could.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau

  • "That is your age," said Mr. Tooke, smiling and making room between his knees.

    The Crofton Boys

    Harriet Martineau


British Dictionary definitions for tooke

Tooke

noun
  1. John Horne, original name John Horne. 1736–1812, British radical, who founded (1771) the Constitutional Society to press for parliamentary reform: acquitted (1794) of high treason. He also wrote the philological treatise The Diversions of Purley (1786)
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