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[bar-uh-mawr, -mohr] /ˈbær əˌmɔr, -ˌmoʊr/
Maurice (Herbert Blythe) 1847–1905, U.S. and English actor, born in India.
his children: Ethel, 1879–1959, John, 1882–1942, and Lionel, 1878–1954, U.S. actors. Unabridged
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  • Then I tried another place, but they offered less, and I ran back to Barrymore's.

    The Port of Adventure Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  • But one false statement was made by Barrymore at the inquest.

  • The ordeal lasted only about ten minutes, though it seemed a year, and then Mr. Barrymore's tall form loomed in the dark doorway.

    My Friend the Chauffeur C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • Was it possible that it was Barrymore, after all, whom we had seen in the cab in Regent Street?

  • Very good, we will send a second wire to the postmaster, Grimpen: 'Telegram to Mr. Barrymore to be delivered into his own hand.

British Dictionary definitions for Barrymore


a US family of actors, esp Ethel (1879–1959), John (1882–1942), and Lionel (1878–1954)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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