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Farquhar

[fahr-kwer, -kwahr, -ker] /ˈfɑr kwər, -kwɑr, -kər/
noun
1.
George, 1678–1707, English playwright, born in Ireland.
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  • Mr Benson was left at the door as he had desired, while Mr Farquhar went in.

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  • Bleyer answered the appeal in Lady Farquhar's eyes by rising.

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  • Farquhar allowed himself to be led away into a more secluded spot.

  • Mrs. Farquhar arranged the affair, and assigned the seats in the carriages.

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  • I have told Farquhar to put a brace of partridge into the carriage.

  • Even Mrs. Farquhar had to admit that it was a fairy spectacle.

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  • Farquhar laughed a little, and put a hand on his shoulder as they moved away together.

  • Mrs. Farquhar said that was just the reason she wanted to go.

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British Dictionary definitions for Farquhar

Farquhar

/ˈfɑːkwə; -kə/
noun
1.
George. 1678–1707, Irish-born dramatist; author of comedies such as The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707)
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Word Origin and History for Farquhar

surname attested from late 12c., from Gaelic fearchar "very dear one."

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