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  • proper n. A fictional British spy in the novels of Ian Fleming and the motion pictures based on these novels, famous for his suavity, ingenuity, ruthlessness and supply of gadgets.
  • n. a secret agent of similar ability to the fictional James Bond


The fictional character was named after the ornithologist James Bond (Ian Fleming was an avid birdwatcher) (Wiktionary)


  • For example, in the 1995 James Bond movie Goldeneye, BMW introduced its Z3 roadster.

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  • The film-leasing arrangements raised financing for a large number of British films, including Gandhi and some of the James Bond movies.

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  • KSM, dressed in a rumpled T-shirt, looks dopey, disheveled, and paunchy, the exact opposite of his own heroic self-conception as the James Bond of Jihad.

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  • I made a point of adding the James Bond reference to the growing list of synchronicities.

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  • A graduate of Dartmouth College, Mr. Picker joined UA in 1956, rose through the ranks and was responsible for such pictures as Tom Jones, the James Bond series, the Woody Allen movies and Midnight Cowboy, among others.

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  • The graphic showed a multifloored lair suitable for a James Bond villain, protected by iron doors, powered by hydroelectricity, built more than a thousand feet deep into the mountain, and replete with bedrooms and offices capable of sheltering up to a thousand al-Qaeda foot soldiers.

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  • But Richard Tyler, and quite possibly the world, depended on him getting in touch with his inner James Bond … or at least Austin Powers.



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