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  • proper n. A surname derived from the English place name Leicester.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname since the nineteenth century.


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  • Grandmother Lester is allowed to haunt the house as long as she stays out of the way.

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  • She knew what it was now—a heart that had once held the word Lester.

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  • Instead of having an Air Force man in Lester Lyles running NASA -- how about we have a pro-NASA man running the Air Force?

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  • Lets hope Lester is not a former lobbyist for ATK like Bolden was (probably the reason he has not become the compromise solution).

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  • Captain Lester spluttered breathlessly, as he prepared for another trip to explore the bottom.


  • Captain Lester, really exhausted by his strenuous exertions at rescue, studied Paula keenly, then marched to the nearest pillar and meekly bumped his head three times against the concrete.


  • Captain Lester, not in the secret, scrambled to his feet with an oath and dived into the tank.


  • That, according to Lester, is the very language of funny.

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  • Jamie Lester is an overseas property developer who surely, judging by the steely glow of his neck, hoards tins of Lynx Africa as though they're Tamiflu.

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  • His mother forces Alton into the company of his wealthy great uncle, an aloof, blind bridge genius called Lester, in the hope that Alton will worm his way into his rich relative's affections and get the family a mention in Lester's will.

    The Cardturner by Louis Sachar


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