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[vil-erz, vil-yerz] /ˈvɪl ərz, ˈvɪl yərz/
Frederic, 1852–1922, English artist and war correspondent. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The speech referred to commercial policy in terms which the Hon. Mr. Villiers denounced as "vague and equivocal."

  • And where she was most needed young Mrs. Villiers was always ready to go.

    Christie's Old Organ Mrs. O. F. Walton
  • Villiers Street is a clean and quiet thoroughfare, where people seem to walk sedately as though strolling through a graveyard.

  • Villiers Wyckliffe, a young man of about 28 years of age, rose slowly.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • "I see that Mrs. White knows your hymn, Christie," said Mrs. Villiers.

    Christie's Old Organ Mrs. O. F. Walton
  • All you know about Villiers Wyckliffe, and this power he is said to possess.

    Australia Revenged Boomerang
  • Villiers had started wildly from his chair, as Clarke fell back with a groan, and let the paper drop from his hands.

    The House of Souls Arthur Machen
  • She told me that her husband was at Warsaw, and that he was living with Villiers.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • But I well knew that there were some precious stones in the sand that Villiers sifted, and I lay in wait for these.

    Wagner at Home Judith Gautier
  • That was the name by which Villiers affected to like both of them to call him.

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
British Dictionary definitions for Villiers


/ˈvɪləz; ˈvɪljəz/
George. See (Dukes of) Buckingham
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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