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[tang-krid] /ˈtæŋ krɪd/
1078?–1112, Norman leader in the first Crusade. Unabridged
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  • There had been talk of his going to Canada, and much chaff upon that subject—so ridiculous, Tancred emigrating!

    The Reason Why Elinor Glyn
  • But the barons would not consent, and wished that Tancred should be king.

  • His tone was so friendly that Tancred felt more miserable than before.

    A Transient Guest Edgar Saltus
  • Tancred was his successor, though not the regular and rightful heir.

    Richard I Jacob Abbott
  • Tancred, stung by the taunts of cowardice for his former failure to keep his appointment, fought bitterly.

    National Epics Kate Milner Rabb
  • Will you oblige me so far as not to appear in the dress of Tancred to-night?

  • Parliamentary work checked his pen and profoundly influenced what he did write, as we see in Coningsby , Sybil , and Tancred .

    The Age of Tennyson Hugh Walker
  • The clerks looked curiously at Jan, for they thought she was Mrs. Tancred.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
  • In this unsettled state, Tancred found himself one evening at Deloraine House.

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
  • I Rest assured, then, that I will never sanction the departure of Tancred on this crusade.'

    Tancred Benjamin Disraeli
British Dictionary definitions for Tancred


died 1112, Norman hero of the First Crusade, who played a prominent part in the capture of Jerusalem (1099)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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