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Trevelyan

[trih-vel-yuh n, -vil-] /trɪˈvɛl yən, -ˈvɪl-/
noun
1.
George Macaulay, 1876–1962, English historian.
2.
his father, Sir George Otto, 1838–1928, English biographer, historian, and statesman.
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  • But Trevelyan would not give up the letter, nor indicate by a word that he would reconsider the question of its propriety.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • Trevelyan, who was next the window, pulled the blind up silently.

    Jack of Both Sides Florence Coombe
  • Then Mrs. Trevelyan had left the room, and would not see her uncle again.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • Saying this, Captain Trevelyan hurried away down the street.

    Sunshine Bill W H G Kingston
  • "It's a dirty shame," said Trevelyan, his squinting eyes full of rue and anger.

    The Seven-Branched Candlestick Gilbert W. (Gilbert Wolf) Gabriel
  • Captain Trevelyan gazed for an instant at the spot where Bill had been seen.

    Sunshine Bill W H G Kingston
  • "Brady's no business to have his supper stopped," said Trevelyan.

    Jack of Both Sides Florence Coombe
  • “Lower your sails, then, and we will send a boat on board,” cried Captain Trevelyan.

    Sunshine Bill W H G Kingston
  • Trevelyan, when he was alone, threw himself back on a sofa, and almost wept in despair.

    He Knew He Was Right Anthony Trollope
  • I am going to London with Mrs. Trevelyan, to help her in her work.

British Dictionary definitions for Trevelyan

Trevelyan

/trɪˈvɛljən; -ˈvɪl-/
noun
1.
George Macaulay. 1876–1962, British historian, noted for his English Social History (1944)
2.
his father, Sir George Otto. 1838–1928, British historian and biographer. His works include a biography of his uncle Lord Macaulay (1876)
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