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Monck

[muhngk] /mʌŋk/
noun
1.
Sir Charles Stanley (4th Viscount Monck, 1st Baron Monck) 1819–94, British colonial administrator, born in Ireland: governor general of Canada 1861–68.
2.
Also, Monk. George (1st Duke of Albermarle and Earl of Torrington) 1608–70, English general.
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  • She wondered if Monck had made provision for this or if all arrangements would be left in Peter's capable hands.

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  • Monck spoke with insistence as one who meant to have an answer.

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  • She could not have said wherefore, but she was sorry for Monck—deeply, poignantly sorry.

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  • "Some women don't go in for that sort of thing," commented Monck dryly.

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  • Tessa continued to smoke and dance, posturing like a nautch-girl in front of the wholly unresponsive and unappreciative Monck.

    The Lamp in the Desert Ethel M. Dell
  • "It seems reasonable—from a man's point of view," said Monck.

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  • Other men felt the same uncertainty in connection with Monck.

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  • She smiled at Monck, and her smile was as a shining cloak hiding her soul.

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  • "And the jackals and the scorpions and the dear little karaits," said Monck.

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  • Not being Monck, I propose to hear what he has to say and then kick him out.

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British Dictionary definitions for Monck

Monck

/mʌŋk/
noun
1.
George. 1st Duke of Albemarle. 1608–70, English general. In the Civil War he was a Royalist until captured (1644) and persuaded to support the Commonwealth. After Cromwell's death he was instrumental in the restoration of Charles II (1660)
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