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Wilde

[wahyld]
noun
  1. Oscar (Fin·gal O'Fla·her·tie Wills) [fing-guh l oh-fla-her-tee wilz, oh-flair-tee] /ˈfɪŋ gəl oʊˈflæ hər ti ˈwɪlz, oʊˈflɛər ti/, Sebastian Melmoth, 1854–1900, Irish poet, dramatist, novelist, essayist, and critic.
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  • Sergeant Wilde was met on his entry into the town by almost the whole population.

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • We would do anything in our power for Sergeant Wilde and for the cause, but we cannot starve!'

    The Grand Old Man

    Richard B. Cook

  • "They'll be down below—they won't hear us," said Wilde gloomily.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

  • You will stay here with Wilde, and pass orders from us to the batteries.

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)

  • Wilde (blankly): "But you didn't tell me what time it was going to be."

    Pushed and the Return Push

    George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)


British Dictionary definitions for wilde

Wilde

noun
  1. Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills). 1854–1900, Irish writer and wit, famous for such plays as Lady Windermere's Fan (1892) and The Importance of being Earnest (1895). The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891) is a macabre novel about a hedonist and The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898) relates to his experiences in prison while serving a two-year sentence for homosexuality
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