Definitions

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  • proper n. A fictional British spy in the novels of Ian Fleming and the motion pictures based on these novels, famous for his suavity, ingenuity, ruthlessness and supply of gadgets.
  • n. a secret agent of similar ability to the fictional James Bond

Etymologies

The fictional character was named after the ornithologist James Bond (Ian Fleming was an avid birdwatcher) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • BROSNAN: And people want to be like it -- they parody the character, they emulate the character, people try to rip it off, and steal it but ultimately the title James Bond and there is the Monty Norman ...

    CNN Transcript Nov 7, 2002

  • Asked why he chose the name James Bond, Fleming replied: I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could think of.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • These have not only generated untold millions for all involved in them but have made the name James Bond known throughout the world.

    More Moneypenny

  • He was ousted in a shake-up following the overthrow, and demise, of the previous "Control" of MI6 - another name for James Bond's M.

  • In addition to Lucia, Gibson is the father of seven children - six sons and one daughter - while Grigorieva has a son, Alexander, with her former boyfriend, British actor (and short-term James Bond star) Timothy Dalton.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • The name James Bond is thought to have been inspired by the ornithologist James Bond whose book Field Guide to Birds of the West Indies was on Fleming's bookshelf next to his desk at Goldeneye, his Jamaican home;

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Check out the first video footage of the upcoming Nintendo Wii title James Bond: Quantum of Solace soon to be released later this year.

    DS-x2 headlines

  • Plus, how can any game with the name James Bond attached to it compare to a now relic of the nineties?

    Mania News Feed

  • The most recent stories range from those about death threats to the family, the state of the union between Price and her cage fighter husband, enhanced security at her mansion, 'James Bond'-style technology in the car, the ratings from her show, her banishment by Justin Lee Collins, a move to Los Angeles, her considered suicide, being haunted, an

    British Blogs

  • Currently out on a promotional tour for his role in the upcoming Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, the actor formerly known as James Bond, or rather, Pierce Brosnan, still has two other films due out this year Roman Polanski's Ghost Writer and Allen Coulter's Remember Me.

    Pierce Brosnan Updates Status of Thomas Crown Affair Sequel « FirstShowing.net

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