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[lawr-ee-ey; French law-ryey] /ˈlɔr iˌeɪ; French lɔˈryeɪ/
Sir Wilfrid
[wil-frid;; French weel-freed] /ˈwɪl frɪd;; French wilˈfrid/ (Show IPA),
1841–1919, Canadian statesman: prime minister 1896–1911. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Yes, it will; Laurier will do anything our boss says these days: you fix it!

    The Great Gold Rush W. H. P. (William Henry Pope) Jarvis
  • The next minute Laurier and Thesiger both burst in from the gallery.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
  • She had received the news of Laurier's wounding just as she and her mother were preparing to leave Paris.

    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • Laurier made inquiries, Laurier chose the turnings, Laurier doubted, Laurier decided.

    The War in the Air Herbert George Wells
  • The defeat only served to show how highly the importance of Mr. Laurier's position in the country was estimated.

  • Laurier would not go so far, and the policy of unrestricted reciprocity was made the official programme in 1888.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • The Laurier Government, unlike its predecessor, did not insist on the restoration of separate schools.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • Mrs. Laurier's eyes were shining, her cheeks flushed, as she looked at her husband for a signal.

    The Star Lord Boyd Ellanby
  • As we were parting at the exit gates I called Dr. Laurier aside.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
  • By virtue of your power as a medium, you may be able to hear the voice, and so convince Dr. Laurier of its reality.

    A Master of Mysteries L. T. Meade
British Dictionary definitions for Laurier


Sir Wilfrid. 1841–1919, Canadian Liberal statesman; the first French-Canadian prime minister (1896–1911)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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