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[pur-see] /ˈpɜr si/
Sir Henry ("Hotspur") 1364–1403, English military and rebel leader.
Thomas, 1729–1811, English poet and antiquary: bishop of Dromore 1782–1811.
Walker, 1916–90, U.S. essayist and novelist.
a male given name, form of Percival. Unabridged
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  • All the world knows I have refused better offers for Miss Percy.'

    Discipline Mary Brunton
  • This is not recorded in history: the conqueror of Percy is unknown.

    A Dish Of Orts George MacDonald
  • Without a moment's hesitation, she flew along the terrace towards the wing of the house occupied by Sir Percy.

    The Elusive Pimpernel Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Percy Roden was still in a dangerously exalted frame of mind.

    Roden's Corner Henry Seton Merriman
  • Percy hesitates a bit, and looks at the bookcases, and makes a mental calculation.

    A Dog with a Bad Name Talbot Baines Reed
British Dictionary definitions for Percy


Sir Henry, known as Harry Hotspur. 1364–1403, English rebel, who was killed leading an army against Henry IV
Thomas. 1729–1811, English bishop and antiquary. His Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) stimulated the interest of Romantic writers in old English and Scottish ballads
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