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Percival

[pur-suh-vuh l] /ˈpɜr sə vəl/
noun
1.
Also, Perceval, Percivale. Arthurian Romance. a knight of King Arthur's court who sought the Holy Grail: comparable to Parzival or Parsifal in Teutonic legend.
2.
a male given name: from Old French words meaning “pierce” and “valley.”.
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  • It was arranged that Mr. Percival should see me again in three days.

  • Presently Percival found himself again at the bottom of the shaft.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • What right had Percival Heron to write letters to Elizabeth?

    Under False Pretences Adeline Sergeant
  • Percival felt they were all regarding him now with affectionate concern.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • I had a mind to ask a boon of Sir Percival yet I can see no reason why it would interfere with your going.

  • "I'll attend to these things, ma," said Percival, rather suddenly.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • "I've no objection to that feeling in the present case, as the hill happens to be a very little one," Percival replied.

  • Her Percival courted with results that left nothing to be desired.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The time for suspecting the Count's interference will be the time when you have Sir Percival at your mercy.

    The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
  • "Looks as if there were something doing there," said Percival, as they drove off the wharf.

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British Dictionary definitions for Percival

Percival

/ˈpɜːsɪvəl/
noun
1.
(in Arthurian legend) a knight in King Arthur's court German equivalent Parzival
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