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Rolfe

[rolf] /rɒlf/
noun
1.
John, 1585–1622, English colonist in Virginia (husband of Pocahontas).
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  • Rolfe had never seen her look thus, but it confirmed a suspicion which he had harboured concerning her.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • Doctor Rolfe managed to gain half an inch before they slipped.

    Harbor Tales Down North Norman Duncan
  • To escape this fate, Rolfe ordered the men to stand with their swords drawn and their eyes on every side.

    The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
  • They tell me that Mr. Elliott has seen better fortune, Rolfe.

    A Young Man in a Hurry Robert W. Chambers
  • At times Rolfe was very happy, and at other moments perplexed and cast down.

    The Princess Pocahontas Virginia Watson
  • Altogether, Rolfe thought he had never seen so beautiful a creature.

    The Settlers William H. G. Kingston
  • Mr. Rolfe put his hands behind his back and walked thoughtfully and rather disconsolately back to his seat.

    A Terrible Temptation Charles Reade
  • Rolfe and his Indian brother were sleeping there now, while I stood without.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
  • Today something has come to my knowledge which possibly explains Mrs. Rolfe's singular malice.

    The Whirlpool George Gissing
  • "She was not alone, Ralph," said Rolfe, with his arm about me.

    To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston
British Dictionary definitions for Rolfe

Rolfe

/rɒlf/
noun
1.
Frederick William, also known as Baron Corvo. 1860–1913, British novelist. His best-known work is Hadrian the Seventh (1904)
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