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Devereux

[dev-uh-roo] /ˈdɛv əˌru/
noun
1.
Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, 1566–1601, British statesman, soldier, and courtier of Queen Elizabeth I.
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  • I must say I thought Miss Devereux liked me, and that's enough in my mind for a man to begin on.

    The Crooked Stick Rolf Boldrewood
  • We returned to Devereux Court, and we grew from boyhood into youth.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Had she married Captain Devereux, what would her lot have been?

    The House by the Church-Yard J. Sheridan Le Fanu
  • Montrenil sent for him to come to the neighbourhood of Devereux Court.

    Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Mr. Devereux helped me to throw off this dangerous contagion, before it did me any injury.

  • “After all, I am doing as much as he is,” he thought, looking towards Devereux.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Mary recovered her health, and on Devereux becoming a commander, they were married.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Devereux was the only midshipman who could speak French, though not so well as Paul.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Paul was now sufficiently recovered to be moved, and Devereux got leave to help Mary in taking him home.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
  • Devereux especially insisted that he was able to return to his duty.

    Paul Gerrard W.H.G. Kingston
British Dictionary definitions for Devereux

Devereux

/ˈdɛvərə/
noun
1.
Robert. See (2nd Earl of) Essex (sense 1)
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