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  • proper n. A male given name, a less common form of Wilfred.


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  • (A Wilfrid Pigeoncote had covered himself with honours in the course of Marlborough's campaigns, and the name Wilfrid had been a baptismal weakness in the family ever since.)

    The Toys of Peace, and other papers

  • Questions were then put to Adela, whether Mr. Pole had spoken in the manner of one who was prompted: whether he hesitated as he spoke: whether, in short, Wilfrid was seen behind his tongue.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 2

  • [18] This Sunday is still called Wilfrid Sunday at Ripon.

    Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Ripon A Short History of the Church and a Description of Its Fabric

  • In Merthyr's present view, the idea of Wilfrid being in ranks opposed to him was so little provocative of intense dissatisfaction, that it was out of his power to believe that Emilia craved to see him simply to dissuade the man from the obnoxious step.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 6

  • Emilia's mortal tones were calling Wilfrid's name.

    Sandra Belloni — Volume 7

  • The lady became grave, as with keen eyes she watched the open space, and to a second call Wilfrid presented himself in a leisurely way from under cover of the trees; stepping into the square towards the three, as one equal to all occasions, and specially prepared for this.

    Sandra Belloni — Complete

  • He was given the name of Boniface (he had been baptized Wilfrid), and the mission of preaching the Gospel among the peoples of Germany.

    Clerical Whispers

  • _his_ wish that his child, if a boy, should be called Wilfrid, -- for though they had been married five or six years, their only child was born after his death.

    Wilfrid Cumbermede

  • "Wilfrid" has layers and layers of depth and beauty to it, while "Great Grandpas" is just a wonderful romp with wonderful companions.

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • "Wilfrid," she said to me when the fitting greetings were over,

    A King's Comrade A Story of Old Hereford


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