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(ˈhær əld)
1. Harold I ( “Harefoot” ), died 1040, king of England 1035–40 (son of Canute).
2. Harold II, 1022?–66, king of England 1066: defeated at Hastings (son of Earl Godwin).
References in classic literature ?
When it began to be talked about that Georgina should be taken abroad, mamma wrote to me that I had better stop in Paris for a month with Harold, so that she could pick me up on their way to Hyeres.
You know Harold came here six weeks ago, to get up his French for those dreadful examinations that he has to pass so soon.
Her whole life was a round of devotion and of love, which was divided between her husband and her only son, Harold.
It was in this hall that Harold returned the magnanimous answer to the ambassador of his rebel brother.
Childe Harold is a long poem of four cantos, but now only two cantos were published.
This began as the record of the wanderings of Childe Harold, a dissipated young noble who was clearly intended to represent the author himself; but Byron soon dropped this figure as a useless impediment in the series of descriptions of Spain and Greece of which the first two cantos consist.
He was there because, three weeks before, Harold Flower had called him a vegetable.
It seemed to me to be obvious that this Greek girl had been carried off by the young Englishman named Harold Latimer.
Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, Royal Air Service, was on reconnaissance.
I bet there's a story in there of a man named Harold who was too proud to marry a girl, though he loved her, because she was rich and he wasn't.
We must pay a visit to Harold Skimpole and caution him on these points.
My friend Harold March here will tell you I sometimes see things, even in the dark.