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[wil-is] /ˈwɪl ɪs/
a male given name, form of William. Unabridged
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  • "We shall all be children again, on that day, Mrs. Willis," says he.

    Richard Carvel, Complete Winston Churchill
  • Roosevelt, knowing how to catch a hunter, showed Willis his guns.

  • If this were the case, Willis Ford had always been very successful, in concealing his real sentiments.

    Helping Himself Horatio Alger
  • Send for Willis, will you, and have him take my trunks in; I have come to stay.

    Margaret Montfort Laura E. Richards
  • Mrs. Willis had the knack of making all girls perfectly at home with her.

British Dictionary definitions for Willis


Norman (David). born 1933, British trade union leader; general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (1984–93)
Ted. Baron Willis of Chislehurst. 1918–92, British author. His works include the play Hot Summer Night (1959) and the novel Death May Surprise Us (1974)
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Willis in Medicine

Willis Wil·lis (wĭl'ĭs), Thomas. 1621-1675.

English anatomist and physician known for his studies of the nervous system and the brain. He discovered the circle of Willis at the base of the brain.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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