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Leigh

[lee] /li/
noun
1.
Vivien (Vivian Mary Hartley) 1913–67, English actress.
2.
a male or female given name.
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  • He spoke feverishly, hurriedly, evidently with the intention of propitiating Leigh.

    The Sweep Winner Nat Gould
  • And in this matter Master Leigh saw a way to break faith with profit.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • It seemed to Leigh, looking from his eyrie, that Nature had never before painted a panorama of such wondrous beauty.

    The Mayor of Warwick Herbert M. Hopkins
  • Master Leigh sucked in a shuddering breath, and was silent for a while.

    The Sea-Hawk Raphael Sabatini
  • After he was gone, and while Leigh was attending him to the door, Mrs. Leigh and Grenville kept a few minutes' dead silence.

    Westward Ho! Charles Kingsley
British Dictionary definitions for Leigh

Leigh1

/liː/
noun
1.
a town in NW England, in Wigan unitary authority, Greater Manchester: engineering industries. Pop: 43 006 (2001)

Leigh2

/liː/
noun
1.
Mike. born 1943, British dramatist and theatre, film, and television director, noted for his use of improvisation. His plays include Abigail's Party (1977), and his films include High Hopes (1988), Secrets and Lies (1996), Vera Drake (2004), and Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
2.
Vivien, real name Vivian Hartley. 1913–67, English stage and film actress. Her films include Gone with the Wind (1939) and A Streetcar Named Desire (1951), for both of which she won Oscars
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