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[oh-liv-ee-ey] /oʊˈlɪv iˌeɪ/
Laurence (Kerr)
[kur;; British kahr,, kair] /kɜr;; British kɑr,, kɛər/ (Show IPA),
(Baron Olivier of Brighton) 1907–89, English actor and director. Unabridged
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  • But it was no joke, and Commandant Olivier had to lay down his arms.

    Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.
  • He found the former commissary of police at table, in the company of Olivier and Suzanne.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • "He is on his knees half the time now," said Father Olivier mischievously.

    Old Kaskaskia Mary Hartwell Catherwood
  • "Your tears will not restore your son to you," sententiously observed Olivier.

    Therese Raquin Emile Zola
  • At length comes the rencounter which is a turning-point in his fate; he meets Olivier, Antoinette's brother, the true Frenchman.

    Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig
British Dictionary definitions for Olivier


Laurence (Kerr), Baron Olivier of Brighton. 1907–89, English stage, film, and television actor and director: director of the National Theatre Company (1961–73): films include the Shakespeare adaptations Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1956)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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