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Ussher

or Usher

[uhsh-er] /ˈʌʃ ər/
noun
1.
James, 1581–1656, Irish prelate and scholar.
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  • The wisdom of the appointment was immediately shown by the assiduity with which Ussher engaged in founding the observatory.

    Great Astronomers R. S. Ball
  • "Carol, see and get an ass to put these kishes on," said Ussher.

  • Ussher, archbishop of Armagh, also born in Dublin, devoted himself to the study of Irish antiquities.

    Irish Nationality Alice Stopford Green
  • You know, Thady, she can go to Ussher; he says he'll keep her.

  • On the morning of the races the two brothers and Ussher were sitting over a very late breakfast at Brown Hall.

  • You know that ruffian Ussher 'll be there; and I don't want to be meeting him.

  • So Ussher suggested; and though the assumption is not essential to his theory, it falls in with it very aptly.

  • Oh, no, Mary,—you're the bride you know; Captain Ussher must dance with you first.

  • I leave you to judge, my dear Ussher, into what perplexity I was cast by this accident.

    Old and New Paris, v. 2 Henry Sutherland Edwards
  • And if it war so, Captain Ussher, what have I to do with it?

British Dictionary definitions for Ussher

Ussher

/ˈʌʃə/
noun
1.
James. 1581–1656, Irish prelate and scholar. His system of biblical chronology, which dated the creation at 4004 bc, was for long accepted
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