Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

Name of medieval French saints, of Germanic origin, introduced to Britain by the Normans. God ("god or good") + fred ("peace"). There is considerable confusion with Geoffrey. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • [Illustration: GODFREY AND LUKA ESCAPING FROM THE SAMOYEDES.] "Lie flat down, Luka," Godfrey said, setting the example, "the stream will take us."

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  • GODFREY - A Godfrey woman was charged Monday with ...

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  • I love that Wyck Godfrey is promising feathers in “Breaking Dawn”.

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  • Art Godfrey walked up, rested his arm on the counter, and asked, “Do you have some rooms ready under the name of Godfrey or the midnight shift of the Secret Service?”

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  • As bizarre as it may seem, the sample jars brimming with cloudy, reddish rainwater in Godfrey Louis's laboratory in southern India may hold, well, aliens.

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  • The normally mild-mannered McNabb got in Godfrey's face after he was driven hard into the ground, but backed away.

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  • For the pearls and corals in Godfrey's little bag fetched so large a sum that he and his wife lived in comfort for the rest of their days, and were able to give their children a good education, which they could not do before.

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  • On his road to the house to pack his portmanteau Godfrey went a little way round to arrange with a blacksmith, generally known as Tom, who jobbed out a pony-trap, to drive him to the station to catch the 7.15 train.

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  • As he uttered the word Godfrey felt his heart shrink.

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  • It was Godfrey's whip, which he had chosen to take without leave because it had a gold handle; of course no one could see, when Dunstan held it, that the name Godfrey Cass was cut in deep letters on that gold handle -- they could only see that it was a very handsome whip.

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