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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Devereux, Robert. Second Earl of Essex. 1566-1601. English nobleman and favorite of Elizabeth I. He was executed for treason after taking part in an uprising of the people of London.

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  • Footnote 70: Devereux, _Lives and Letters of the Devereux_, vol. ii.

    English Travellers of the Renaissance

  • Mall; little Sid said, 'Devereux' -- it is colder and colder, Morton; raise the blankets more over the back; 'Devereux,' said little

    Devereux — Complete

  • I remember once walking in the Mall; little Sid said, 'Devereux' -- it is colder and colder, Morton; raise the blankets more over the back; 'Devereux,' said little Sid -- faith, Morton, 'tis ice now -- where art thou?

    Devereux — Volume 03

  • In its early days, it served as an Orange and Alexandria Railroad depot called Devereux Station, and as a southern outpost for the Union Army during the Civil War.

    Where We Live: Clifton, in Virginia's Fairfax County

  • "Mr. Vere-Manville," called Devereux's second, "may I trouble you a moment, pray?"

    Peregrine's Progress

  • To Paul's surprise, who should be in the midshipman's mess but a young man called Devereux, whose life Paul was able to save following his serious wounding.

    Paul Gerrard The Cabin Boy

  • For more information or to participate in Divots for Devereux, call Devereux's Office of Development at 281-335-1000 ext. 2336, or visit www. divotsfordevereux.com.

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  • Business at The Devereux was a little bit worse than an average weekend for this time of year,

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  • In "Devereux" I wished to portray a man flourishing in the last century with the train of mind and sentiment peculiar to the present; describing

    Devereux — Complete

  • For my own part, I remember that "Devereux" pleased me better than "Pelham" or

    Devereux — Complete

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