American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr. Baron Olivier of Brighton. 1907-1989. British film and stage actor and director. He is known for his interpretations of Shakespeare's characters, including Othello and Richard III, and won an Academy Award for his performance in Hamlet (1948). He was knighted in 1947 for his contributions to the theater and directed the National Theatre of Great Britain from 1962 to 1973.
- n. English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989)
“Interesting there, he - Olivier is such an upper-class snoot, and you're of more humble origins.”
“I think he does a fine job as Mater, but it's not like he's Olivier, is it?”
“Seriously, Sir Laurence Olivier is probably rolling over in his grave, albeit through the method of posthumous digital restoration ...”
“The pampered, peevish Olivier is a French aristocrat and genteel drip, born just after the Revolution and sent to America to study its prison systems.”
“Though Olivier is the master of Ambition, he is only human, and I should have helped him withstand deception by Senji and Jonas.”
“Her husband, Olivier, is an itinerant philosopher who chases young women and holds court in cafes, fancying himself to be a sort of Gen-X version of Sartre.”
“Christophe's emotion, when on his lips he read the name that was in their thoughts: "Olivier" -- it was stronger than he: he flung himself into the arms held out towards him.”
“Martin Olivier has the story in today’s Cavalier Daily.”
“On a recent visit to the Rwandan capital, Kigali, I was deeply struck by the words of a 15-year-old I met called Olivier who is living with HIV and receiving treatment with the help of the Global Fund.”
“During the Lil' Chat, MK calls Olivier's garments Valium Clothes, "they kind of make you fall asleep.”
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