Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name. Popular in the U.K. in the 20th century.

Etymologies

Old French aristocratic name, Geoffroi, of Germanic origin, introduced to Britain by the Normans. Original form and meaning is disputed—possible variant of Godfrey, but most likely that several similar names have fallen together. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • So even though Geoffrey is originally French-at least derived fr.

    New arrivals (Jack Bog's Blog)

  • In a bit of crazy "meta" madness, Jennifer Pelland is writing a new story based on a victim in Geoffrey Girard's "Cain Xp11" series currently running in Apex Digest.

    Yet Another Deb Taber Post

  • One of the things I love about Geoffrey is the way we teach each other about our respective music and poetry tastes.

    Subverting the local paradigm

  • "Critique" thus emerges as a moment of interference between an intuitive commitment to "action" and an encroaching consciousness of one's epistemological abjection, because, in Geoffrey Hartman's words, "the field of action ... includes the past: its relation to the crisis at hand."

    Bringing About the Past

  • By Wednesday morning, I learned that the governor-general was safe, and I called Geoffrey Howe to inform him and found that he already knew.

    Turmoil and Triumph

  • 'Oh, yes,' he agreed, 'they won't care about anybody else while Geoffrey is there.'

    The Convert

  • "Geoffrey" -- pronounced in an undertone, restrained me from committing an act of violence.

    The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I

  • Im also certain Geoffrey Rush will return (if not already aware), he confirmed so on an Australian radio show a month or so ago mentioning the movie and consequent filming. jason b this is a testament to the colaborative nature of filmmaking - how its a breathing machine, and every piece is just as important than the last/case in point: the badassery of casting directors. how unbelievably perfect is it that macshane play this role?! its right there in our faces & i woulda never thoguht of it. christ this is as dead on a rush/barbosa, or stewart/prof x, among many other perfectly cast roles.

    Ian McShane Cast in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides | /Film

  • And if you are wondering what this general foray into animal history has to do with the history of poetry, check out that excerpt from Christopher Smart again: to love the random actions of the cat Geoffrey is not like loving any human being, but for Smart – a very pious man (he was locked up because he couldn’t stop praying) – it is much like loving God’s presence in this world.

    existentialolcaturday : Stephen Burt : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

  • For that same cause withal they had Sir Aymeris with them, nor left a many men behind them, and they under the rule of three squires, whereof two were but young, and the third, who was made the captain of the castle, was an old and wise man of war, who had to name Geoffrey of Lea.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

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