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Definitions of thorpe

  1. outstanding United States athlete ( 1888- 1953)
  2. A group of houses in the country; a small village; a hamlet; a dorp; - now chiefly occurring in names of places and persons; as, Althorp, Mablethorpe.
  3. A homestead, or the locality of a hamlet.

Usage examples for thorpe

  1. He did what he could, too, to develop the College lands even planting vines to the number of 10, 000. Then came the massacre which took George Thorpe and 17 of the " Colledge People" located about 2 miles above " Henrico- Citie." – The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624 by Charles E. Hatch
  2. I wonder what Mrs. Thorpe thinks about it. – Gargoyles by Ben Hecht
  3. Thorpe abstracted the pistol, but although the long lonely road was favourable to crime, no road- agents appeared, and Hastings drove into the outskirts of the town with audibly expressed relief. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  4. Assisted by George C. Thorpe. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1959 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office
  5. Thorpe could not leave him. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  6. When Thorpe came, it would not matter so much. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  7. At Heber's sale this unique set, containing the only known copy of the first edition of the first four Eclogues, was bought by Thorpe; further I have not been able to trace it. – The Ship of Fools, Volume 1 by Sebastian Brandt
  8. Thorpe turned back to the Captain. – "I Conquered" by Harold Titus
  9. " I am looking for work," Thorpe replied. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  10. Now it was not right of Charles Thorpe to go to John Snap's house, nor ought he to have gone out with him to play at trap and ball, for he knew that it was wrong to do so. – The Book of One Syllable by Esther Bakewell
  11. It was used for kicking as well, and the whole line was sent down to stop the wonderful Thorpe. – The Forward Pass in Football by Elmer Berry
  12. But, before forsaking the world, she transmitted to her unconscious rival in England her jewels and valuable knicknacks, including her own portrait drawn in green- a circumstance which obtained for the original the designation of the " Green Lady," and Thorpe Hall has long been said to be haunted by the lady in green, who has been in the habit of appearing beneath a particular tree close to the mansion. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  13. The only regular inhabitant of this dreary scene was, as I have before said, the old labourer, Daniel Thorpe, who slept in one corner of the house, partly to prevent its total dilapidation, and to preserve the valuable hayricks and the tumble- down farm buildings from the pillage to which unprotected property is necessarily exposed, and partly to keep in repair the long line of boundary fence, to clean the graffages, clear out the moat- like ditches, and see that the hollow- sounding wooden bridges which formed the sole communication by which the hay wagons could pass to and from the distant meadows, were in proper order to sustain their ponderous annual load. – Jesse Cliffe by Mary Russell Mitford
  14. She had liked Thorpe more in Paris, where he was not in love with another woman. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  15. Thorpe sat it out. – A Daughter of the Vine by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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