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Barrie

[bar-ee] /ˈbær i/
noun
1.
Sir James M(atthew) 1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
2.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.
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  • Barrie said softly, looking out of the open window at the purple night, purple as heather.

    The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • I have read that it is, somewhere—in one of Barrie's yarns, I think.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She was not so tall as Barrie as they stood together, she discovered, and she wanted the girl to sit down.

    The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • "I will run down to Mrs. Barrie's," I said, after long thinking.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • At the age of eighteen, Mr. Barrie entered Edinburgh University.

  • I suddenly exclaimed, as we were turning into Mrs. Barrie's house.

    St. Cuthbert's Robert E. Knowles
  • He tells us that Barrie is not himself since his nephew was drowned, that he has aged considerably.

    My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin
  • We started from Barrie at half-past two, and arrived at half-past five.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
  • Under the lash of Mrs. MacDonald's tongue she would defend herself, and Barrie would go to the wall.

    The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • We reached Barrie safely that night, and slept at the Queen's Arms.

    Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle
British Dictionary definitions for Barrie

barrie

/ˈbærɪ/
adjective
1.
(Scot, dialect) very good; attractive
Word Origin
from Romany

Barrie

/ˈbærɪ/
noun
1.
Sir James Matthew. 1860–1937, Scottish dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his popular children's play Peter Pan (1904)
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