Definitions

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

  • Farquhar, George 1678-1707. Irish playwright of the Restoration whose comedic works include The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux' Stratagem (1707).

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  • proper n. A Scottish surname.

Etymologies

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From Gaelic Fear (a man), combined with còir (just, honest, good), or car (friendly), or ciar (dark grey)

Examples

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  • Believe it or not, even with a last name like "Farquhar," I find a lot of false alarms--right name, but wrong time and place.

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  • There was no intention to put "undue pressure" on athletes, but Ankrom said that seasoned competitors, such as Farquhar, had the ability and experience to do well.

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  • In Australia, researchers Graham Farquhar and Michael Roderick were making more observations, and were studying the world wide reports of a decline in the pan evaporation rate (PER).

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  • I thought of Graeme Pollock, Everton Weekes and John Farquhar Munro, but ultimately there was only one choice to complete my middle order.

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  • • Richard Farquhar Scott, journalist, born 16 May 1914; died 11 November 2011

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  • Frances Farquhar, in his introduction to King's "The Helmet of Mambrino," argues that King was a tragic hero, "in the sense of Aristotle‘One highly renowned and prosperous, whose misfortune is brought upon him by some error of judgment or frailty '" (p. 296).

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  • Outline drawings of Gasometer No. 8 at King's Cross, London, and the Blaenavon coal-mine in Wales are among best sellers produced by Robin Farquhar and Hannah Dipper, the designers behind the brand, People Will Always Need Plates www.peoplewillalwaysneedplates.co.uk , whose pieces range from £10 to £40.

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  • "We both admire the Brutalist architecture that's almost universally hated and take pleasure depicting it using a traditional medium like a plate," Mr. Farquhar says.

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  • Of course 1706, when George Farquhar penned his play about the underhand methods used by the army to swell its ranks to fight the French in the War of Spanish Succession, is at quite a distance from the Restoration.

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