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[broo k] /brʊk/
Sir James, 1803–68, British soldier and adventurer: rajah of Sarawak.
Rupert, 1887–1915, English poet. Unabridged
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  • Brooke patted her on the back,—not in the flesh but in the spirit,—and told her that she was quite right.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • With this explanation Brooke had to be content, and await the return of the deed from Brunei.

    On the Equator Harry de Windt
  • "You can tell me a great deal," said Brooke, looking down at her with increased earnestness and tenderness in his eyes and voice.

    Name and Fame Adeline Sergeant
  • Captain Brooke and my husband were a month away on this expedition.

    Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak Harriette McDougall
  • Brooke gave him a cigar, and leaned against the balustrade, when he slowly lighted it.

    A Damaged Reputation Harold Bindloss
British Dictionary definitions for Brooke


Alan Francis See Alanbrooke
Sir James. 1803–68, British soldier; first rajah of Sarawak (1841–63)
Rupert (Chawner). 1887–1915, British lyric poet, noted for his idealistic war poetry, which made him a national hero
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Brooke

fem. proper name, rare in U.S. before 1965, popular 1980s, 1990s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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