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Bradley

[brad-lee] /ˈbræd li/
noun
1.
Bill (William Warren) born 1943, U.S. basketball player and politician: senator from New Jersey 1979–97.
2.
Francis Herbert, 1846–1924, English philosopher.
3.
Henry, 1845–1923, English lexicographer and philologist.
4.
Omar Nelson, 1893–1981, U.S. general: Chief of Staff 1948–49; chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1949–53.
5.
Thomas ("Tom") 1917–1998, U.S. politician: mayor of Los Angeles 1973–93.
6.
a town in NE Illinois.
7.
a male given name.
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  • Bradley arose after Milton's speech, which pleased the farmers with its shrewdness and drollery, feeling at a great disadvantage.

    A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland
  • Dr. Bradley, gentle and direct, had been the Conroys' family physician for years.

    Dust Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
  • Why had not the judge—or Bradley, if he knew—have prepared her in some measure?

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • He could do more in five minutes 141 to make me see a point than Bradley can in an hour.

    Fair Harbor Joseph Crosby Lincoln
  • I wish I could give Mr. Bradley a better account, but this seems to be the true state of the case.

British Dictionary definitions for Bradley

Bradley

/ˈbrædlɪ/
noun
1.
A(ndrew) C(ecil). 1851–1935, English critic; author of Shakespearian Tragedy (1904)
2.
F(rancis) H(erbert). 1846–1924, English idealist philosopher and metaphysical thinker; author of Ethical Studies (1876), Principles of Logic (1883), and Appearance and Reality (1893)
3.
Henry. 1845–1923, English lexicographer; one of the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary
4.
James. 1693–1762, English astronomer, who discovered the aberration of light and the nutation of the earth's axis
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