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Morley

[mawr-lee] /ˈmɔr li/
noun
1.
Christopher Darlington, 1890–1957, U.S. writer.
2.
Edward Williams, 1838–1923, U.S. chemist and physicist.
3.
John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn, 1838–1923, English statesman, journalist, biographer, and critic.
4.
Thomas, 1557–1603? English composer, especially of madrigals.
5.
a male given name.
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  • The younger members of the Cabinet agreed to leave the decision to Morley.

  • Morley made it a point to win the affection and goodwill of his father-in-law.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • The first "advance" copy of the book sent out went (at Morley's direction) to Mr. Huneker.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • Miss Morley regarded me with a new interest, or at least I thought she did.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She received permission from Mrs. Morley to go to the midnight service.

    A Coin of Edward VII Fergus Hume
  • He had scarcely taken his eyes from Miss Morley since their introduction.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug Joseph C. Lincoln
British Dictionary definitions for Morley

Morley1

/ˈmɔːlɪ/
noun
1.
an industrial town in N England, in Leeds unitary authority, West Yorkshire. Pop: 54 051 (2001)

Morley2

/ˈmɔːlɪ/
noun
1.
Edward Williams. 1838–1923, US chemist who collaborated with A. A. Michelson in the Michelson-Morley experiment
2.
John, Viscount Morley of Blackburn. 1838–1923, British Liberal statesman and writer; secretary of state for India (1905–10)
3.
Robert. 1908–92, British actor. His many films include Major Barbara (1940), Oscar Wilde (1960), and The Blue Bird (1976)
4.
Thomas. ?1557–?1603, English composer and organist, noted for his madrigals and his textbook on music, A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke (1597)
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Morley in Science
Morley
  (môr'lē)   
American chemist and physicist who with Albert Michelson disproved the existence of ether, the hypothetical medium of electromagnetic waves. Their work served as the starting point for Albert Einstein's development of the theory of relativity.
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