Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name, popular in the U.K. in the early twentieth century.

Etymologies

Name of two early Anglo-Saxon saints, from Old English wil ("will") + friþ ("peace") . (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Saxon had been under intense [v] apprehensions concerning his son; but no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful hands than paternal anxiety gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment at what he termed Wilfred's [v] filial disobedience.

    The Literary World Seventh Reader

  • But no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful, and probably in friendly hands, than the paternal anxiety which had been excited by the dubiety of his fate, gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment, at what he termed Wilfred's filial disobedience.

    Ivanhoe

  • Wilfred is "part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender," executive producer David Zuckerman says.

    FX Orders Elijah Wood Comedy Wilfred

  • Your cousin Wilfred came to stay for a week this month and you had a great time together.

    Eleven Months « Barefoot in the Kitchen

  • But no sooner was he informed that Ivanhoe was in careful, and probably in friendly hands, than the paternal anxiety which had been excited by the dubiety of his fate, gave way anew to the feeling of injured pride and resentment, at what he termed Wilfred’s filial disobedience.

    Ivanhoe

  • For a guy who spent years hanging with Hobbits and Orcs in Middle Earth, it's weird to hear Elijah Wood call Wilfred "the strangest project I've ever done."

    Elijah Wood Takes a Bite Out of Wilfred

  • His words recalled Wilfred to the matter in hand; he turned to Eric Hewson:

    She Closed Her Eyes

  • But the idea of Wilfred Lipinski, who at sixty-two looked about as kissable as a cod, making love to the young woman was too much for Cork to imagine, and he dismissed it.

    Blood Hollow

  • You see, madame, your Wilfred is a big, good-natured fellow.

    The Silver Butterfly

  • The son, my brother, was called Wilfred, my two sisters, Katherine and

    Roger Trewinion

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