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[kuhl-uh n] /ˈkʌl ən/
[koun-tey,, -tee] /kaʊnˈteɪ,, -ˈti/ (Show IPA),
1903–46, U.S. poet. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The fire from the wall was very heavy, and the advance of Cullen's and Bethune's companies was checked.

    The Unveiling of Lhasa Edmund Candler
  • Thady's only answer to this was, "How are you, Father Cullen?"

  • "That's it," Cullen said, as he jerked his head in the direction of the two riders.

    Colonial Born G. Firth Scott
  • With Cardinal Cullen on one side and Fenianism on the other, we have no peace.

    Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
  • I wasn't going to have the sheriff or cowboys tumbling over Miss Cullen's clothes, so I looked over her bag myself.

    The Great K. & A. Robbery Paul Liechester Ford
British Dictionary definitions for Cullen


William Douglas, Baron. born 1935, Scottish judge who conducted public inquiries into the Piper Alpha disaster (1990), the Dunblane school shootings (1996), and the Ladbroke Grove rail disaster (1999); led the tribunal which turned down the appeal (2002) of Abdelbaset al-Megrahi against his conviction for the 1988 Lockerbie bombing
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Cullen


in some uses it represents an Englishing of Cologne, the city in Germany. As a surname it can be this or from Cullen, Banffshire.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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