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  1. Charles,1798–1877, U.S. rear admiral and explorer.
  2. John,1727–97, English political leader and journalist.
  3. Maurice,1913–2010, English computer scientist.
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Examples from the Web for wilkes

Historical Examples

  • Wilkes' Spirit of the Times is unrelenting in its haughty independence.

    Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863

    Adam Gurowski

  • He was a publican, who lived in Brown's Square and had been a friend of the soldier Wilkes.

    The Christian

    Hall Caine

  • I will instruct Wilkes on my way out, that you are to be at home to no one.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

  • Here is a picture of English politics in the time of Wilkes.

  • The characteristic speeches of Wilkes and Junius he thought most admirable.

British Dictionary definitions for wilkes


  1. Charles. 1798–1877, US explorer of Antarctica
  2. John. 1727–97, English politician, who was expelled from the House of Commons and outlawed for writing scurrilous articles about the government. He became a champion of parliamentary reform
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