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Granville

[gran-vil] /ˈgræn vɪl/
noun
1.
Earl of, Carteret, John.
2.
a male given name.
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  • Granville administered to him a severe lecture, by no means ill done, and the House of Lords went with Granville.

    The Greville Memoirs (Third Part) Volume II (of II) Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville
  • It is unnecessary further to follow the career of Granville Sharp.

    Self-Help Samuel Smiles
  • But Ellen, with a spring which was effectual because so utterly uncalculated, was before Granville and her father, and them all.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Granville had been dragged behind some bushes to be scalped.

    A Virginia Scout Hugh Pendexter
  • Two thousand; mostly conscripts and devil's beauties from Granville and St. Malo gaols.

  • Ranny had had to bring his bride straight from her father's house to Granville.

    The Combined Maze May Sinclair
  • Granville laughed, with an uneasy, sidelong, deprecating glance at Ellen.

    The Portion of Labor Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
British Dictionary definitions for Granville

Granville

/ˈɡrænvɪl/
noun
1.
1st Earl, title of John Carteret. 1690–1763, British statesman: secretary of state (1742–44); a leading opponent of Walpole
2.
2nd Earl, title of Granville George Leveson-Gower. 1815–91, British Liberal politician: Gladstone's foreign secretary (1870–74; 1880–85) and a supporter of Irish Home Rule
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