Definitions

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  • proper noun A village in Cheshire, England.
  • proper noun A habitational surname.

Etymologies

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From Old English Cēolmund, a given name + lēah ("wood, clearing").

Examples

  • Her book was published in 1785, she had then in her possession a letter from Dr. Johnson, dated in 1777 [1070], which begins thus: ” 'Cholmondeley's story shocks me, if it be true, which I can hardly think, for I am utterly unconscious of it: I am very sorry, and very much ashamed [1071].'

    Life Of Johnson

  • After the war Jean Leslie married, Cholmondeley chased locusts and intelligence in Arabia, Hillgarth planted trees in Ireland.

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  • How *do* you pronounce Cholmondeley, for instance?

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  • The inscription too small to be seen in the lower left corner of the painting reads: Two ladies of the Cholmondeley Family

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  • The inscription too small to be seen in the lower left corner of the painting reads: Two ladies of the Cholmondeley Family

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  • The killing was the second time in just over a year that Cholmondeley had fatally shot a black man.

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  • Then there's the strange Kenya case of Thomas "Tom" Cholmondeley possibly pronounced "chum-lee"?

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  • Then there's the strange Kenya case of Thomas "Tom" Cholmondeley possibly pronounced "chum-lee"?

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  • Then there's the strange Kenya case of Thomas "Tom" Cholmondeley possibly pronounced "chum-lee"?

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  • And by the way, the cover is beautiful and intriguing, a reproduction of a picture in the Tate Gallery of two sisters holding their two swaddled babies, entitled "The Cholmondeley Sisters".

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