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B(ertie) C(harles) 1880–1954, U.S. financial journalist, publisher, and financier.
Esther, 1894?–1967, U.S. novelist.
George William, 1869–1947, New Zealand statesman: prime minister 1930–35. Unabridged
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  • What amused him most was the demeanor of Mr. Forbes; he had expected vituperations from him at every point of his confession.

    For Gold or Soul? Lurana W. Sheldon
  • I was destined to admire him later on as Hamlet played by Forbes Robertson.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • You proved that fact to me many months ago, said Forbes, with one of his whimsical, inscrutable smiles.

    Three Little Women's Success Gabrielle E. Jackson
  • Now Forbes for years had been one of my heroes and I was simply delighted to meet him.

    Recollections David Christie Murray
  • Mr. Forbes, poor Hands's assistant, is away on the shores of the Dead Sea, but we have sent for him by the camel garrison post.

    When It Was Dark Guy Thorne
British Dictionary definitions for Forbes


George William. 1869–1947, New Zealand statesman; prime minister of New Zealand (1930–35)
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Word Origin and History for Forbes

U.S. financial publication, founded 1917 by Scottish-born Wall Street journalist B.C. Forbes (1880-1954) and publisher Walter Drey.

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