Carey


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Carey

(ˈkɛərɪ)
n
1. (Biography) George (Leonard). born 1935, Archbishop of Canterbury (1991–2002)
2. (Biography) Peter. born 1943, Australian novelist and writer; his novels include Illywhacker (1985), Oscar and Lucinda (1988), and True History of the Kelly Gang (2001)
3. (Biography) William. 1761–1834, British orientalist and pioneer Baptist missionary in India

Car•ey

(ˈkɛər i, ˈkær i)

n.
George, born 1935, English clergyman: archbishop of Canterbury since 1991.
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For this was Sir Walter Carey, an official of such eminence in Dublin Castle that nothing short of the case of Prince Michael would have brought him on such a journey in the middle of the night.
I saw some queer-looking people leaving as I came in," said Sir Walter Carey.
Sir Walter Carey himself, followed by his secretary, began to walk round toward the only door, to demand admittance in a more regular fashion.
I said it was like an explosion," said Sir Walter Carey at last.
Sir Walter Carey rose from his chair, which fell over with a crash behind him.
Close on the heels of these two famous cases came the tragedy of Woodman's Lee, and the very obscure circumstances which surrounded the death of Captain Peter Carey.
I have a few dates here which will give you the career of the dead man, Captain Peter Carey.
Holmes, you would go far before you found a more dangerous man than Peter Carey, and I have heard that he bore the same character when he commanded his ship.
He swears that the shadow of a man's head turned sideways was clearly visible on the blind, and that this shadow was certainly not that of Peter Carey, whom he knew well.
On the Tuesday, Peter Carey was in one of his blackest moods, flushed with drink and as savage as a dangerous wild beast.
I ask you, Lady Carey, to remember the last time when chance brought you and me together.
Lady Carey threw away the end of her cigarette, and looked for a moment thoughtfully at her long white fingers glittering with rings.