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[wil-frid] /ˈwɪl frɪd/
a male given name: from Old English words meaning “will” and “peace.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But wilfrid's attention was frozen by the sight of Vittoria's lover.

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • We have no room for the recounting of Sir wilfrid's deeds of valor.

    Burlesques William Makepeace Thackeray
  • They describe it as sitting on its hind-legs, and whistling, so that wilfrid thinks it must be a marmot.

  • Sir wilfrid knew all their history—had been her father's most intimate friend.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • wilfrid, who was sitting on Mr. Atherton's shoulders, looked back for the twentieth time as they ascended the rise.

    Maori and Settler G. A. Henty
  • James and Sir wilfrid Bury came anxiously to join the group.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • wilfrid put his treasures between his knees before him, I sat opposite, and the barter began.

    The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
  • Sir wilfrid caught the speaker by the arm, but was impatiently shaken off.

    The Coryston Family Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • For some reason, unfathomed by her, she wanted to be alone with wilfrid and put a question to him.

    Sandra Belloni, Complete George Meredith
  • I thought you were too hard on wilfrid; and he hadn't anything at hand to say for himself.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
British Dictionary definitions for wilfrid


Saint. 634–709 ad, English churchman; bishop of York (?663–?703). At the Synod of Whitby (664) he argued successfully that Celtic practices should be replaced by Roman ones in the English Church. Feast day: Oct 12
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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