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  • n. actor who plays the leading male role


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  • The reporter turns back to the camera and said, You heard it here first, folks: Greenwich’s own Perry VanVleet may soon be a leading man on CBS’s top-rated soap ‘If This Be Joy.’

    Isabel’s Bed

  • It hadn't mattered who the leading man was long as there were lots of closeups of those beautiful evil eyes, the dresses that looked like lingerie.

    Blood Test

  • Don Juan, an Eighteenth Century stock company leading man or whiskey drummer.

    Prejudices : first series,

  • When admitted to practise law, he located in the little village of Lexington, in the County of Oglethorpe, and very soon was not only the leading lawyer, but the leading man of all the up-country of Georgia.

    The Memories of Fifty Years

  • L.F. Root, now a leading man in New Haven, came to work with me when quite young, nearly twenty years ago.

    History of the American Clock Business and Life of Chauncey Jerome

  • Quintus Poppaedius Silo, now the leading man of his Marsic people in spite of his relative youth, had come to Rome to hear the debates on the land bills; Marcus Livius Drusus had invited him, and he was staying in Drusus’s house.

    The First Man in Rome

  • And this afternoon, of all times, when Benny is bringing his leading man to tea.

    Hungry Hearts

  • a religion based on knowledge — and not on love as is for example Christianity — a knowledge in which the intellect (al - ` aql) itself plays the positive role of leading man to the Divine.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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