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[bal-foo r, -fer] /ˈbæl fʊər, -fər/
Arthur James (1st Earl of Balfour) 1848–1930, British statesman and writer: prime minister 1902–05. Unabridged
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  • Mrs. Balfour had sent in a great box full of the most exquisite flowers, which she had brought all the way from the city.

    Sevenoaks J. G. Holland
  • It has transpired that the one dream of his life was to hear Mr. Balfour abused.

    They and I Jerome K. Jerome
  • I undertook the task, however, and I wrote to Mr. Balfour at once.

    British Political Leaders Justin McCarthy
  • Poor Balfour was awfully lonely after Chamberlain crocked up.

    Changing Winds St. John G. Ervine
  • But Balfour was untiring in industry, prompt and precise in method, and administrative work appealed to him.

  • And as a business man I think Balfour was fully up to the mark.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for Balfour


/ˈbælfɔː; -fə; -fʊə/
Arthur James, 1st Earl of Balfour. 1848–1930, British Conservative statesman: prime minister (1902–05); foreign secretary (1916–19)
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Balfour in Medicine

Balfour Bal·four (bāl'fur', -fôr'), Francis Maitland. 1851-1882.

Scottish embryologist and zoologist noted for his studies of the development of the urogenital and nervous systems in vertebrates.

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