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 (ā′mĭs), Sir Kingsley William 1922-1995.
British writer best known for his novels, including Lucky Jim (1954) and The Old Devils (1986).


1. (Biography) Sir Kingsley. 1922–95, British novelist and poet, noted for his novels Lucky Jim (1954), Jake's Thing (1978), Stanley and the Women (1984), The Old Devils (1986), and The Folks that Live on the Hill (1990)
2. (Biography) his son, Martin. born 1949, British novelist. His works include The Rachel Papers (1974), Money (1984), London Fields (1989), The Information (1994),Yellow Dog (2003), and Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012)


(ˈeɪ mɪs)

Sir Kingsley, 1922–95, English novelist.
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She was always taking little houses for somebody's good, for the sick or the sorry, for broken-down artists, cleaned- out gamblers, temporarily unlucky speculators - VIEUX AMIS - old friends, as she used to explain apologetically, with a shrug of her fine shoulders.
camarades, there is no drop of French blood in my body, and I am a true English bowman, Samkin Aylward by name; and I tell you, mes amis, that it warms my very heart-roots to set my feet on the dear old land once more.
I doubt it not, mon ami," quoth the archer, going back to his tankard.
Tu m'as plus l'air d'un ennemi de la France; arrete ou pardieu je te ferai ami du diable.
Dans le bon vieux temps," said the vicomtesse, examining me through her spectacles, and addressing Georges, who stood, hat in hand, to hearken to her wisdom; "dans le bon vieux temps, mon ami, the ladies of the chateau did not want for these things.
The marshal of the province is our opponent, and with him you're ami cochon, and you beg him to stand.
C' est bien pour un garcon de rein comme cet individu dont vous avez fait un ami, mais pas pour vous, pas pour vous.
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