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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female or male given name Vivian.


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  • His name was Vic Stanshall, and he later became a musician and cult figure when he changed his name to Viv and formed the Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band.

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  • But over the course of our antenatal classes, given by a genial, no-nonsense midwife called Viv who says things like "Can someone pass me my woolly model of the womb?",

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  • "Viv," I said, contrite, and reached out a hand: I was greatly shaken, not having expected her tears.

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  • "Viv," Lance said, looked at me as if I should have some hope neither of them did.

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  • Through photos of cricketers such as Viv Richards, Paul Adams and Basil D'Oliveira, this exhibition celebrates players who broke through racial boundaries using their skills on the cricket field. news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • We have a leaving do BBQ for Julian and Viv which is great, following a five hour spanish homework marathon that heidi and I undertake in the sun all afternoon, we´ve earned it! Recent Updates

  • I'd quite like to have seen Viv Richards swinging a baseball bat.

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  • In my novel Twenty Thousand Saints the protagonist, Viv, is so disheartened by the no vote in the 1979 referendum for devolution that she moves to a remote island and becomes a hermit nun.

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  • Viv was British rugby's pre-eminent full-back through the 1930s, last line and top dog for Wales and the Lions, an Oxford double blue, a Glamorgan cricketer and, conspicuously, the first full-back ever to score a try in a Five Nations match – against Ireland in 1934.

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  • And with these discrepancies in mind, is it any wonder that Viv feels that the island and the hermitage offer a safer, less disappointing alternative?

    Devolution: the Welsh fledgling is ready to fly


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