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Camp·bell

 (kăm′bəl), Avril Phaedra Known as "Kim." Born 1947.
Canadian lawyer and politician who was the first woman prime minister of Canada (1993).

Campbell

, Joseph 1904-1987.
American mythologist who wrote numerous influential works, including The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) and the four-volume The Masks of God (1959-1968).

Campbell

(ˈkæmbəl)
n
1. (Biography) Sir Colin, Baron Clyde. 1792–1863, British field marshal who relieved Lucknow for the second time (1857) and commanded in Oudh, suppressing the Indian Mutiny
2. (Biography) Donald. 1921–67, English water speed record-holder
3. (Biography) Kim, full name Avril Phaedra Douglas Campbell. born 1947, Canadian politician; prime minister of Canada (1993)
4. (Biography) Sir Malcolm, father of Donald Campbell. 1885–1948, English racing driver and land speed record-holder
5. (Biography) Mrs Patrick, original name Beatrice Stella Tanner. 1865–1940, English actress
6. (Biography) Roy. 1901–57, South African poet. His poetry is often satirical and includes The Flaming Terrapin (1924)
7. (Biography) Thomas. 1777–1844, Scottish poet and critic, noted particularly for his war poems Hohenlinden and Ye Mariners of England

Camp•bell

(ˈkæm bəl, ˈkæm əl)

n.
1. Alexander, 1788–1866, U.S. religious leader, born in Ireland: a founder of the Disciples of Christ Church.
2. Joseph, 1904–87, U.S. mythologist.
3. Mrs. Patrick (Beatrice Stella Tanner), 1865–1940, English actress.
4. Thomas, 1777–1844, Scottish poet and editor.
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The case is, you see, that the Campbells are going to Ireland.
But however, she is so far from well, that her kind friends the Campbells think she had better come home, and try an air that always agrees with her; and they have no doubt that three or four months at Highbury will entirely cure her and it is certainly a great deal better that she should come here, than go to Ireland, if she is unwell.
And so she is to come to us next Friday or Saturday, and the Campbells leave town in their way to Holyhead the Monday following as you will find from Jane's letter.
When they met in society now, it was only Dorian Gray who smiled: Alan Campbell never did.
Campbell was always either at Selby Royal or in Grosvenor Square.
French Louis, Dan MacDonald, and Hal Campbell (who had make a strike on Moosehide), all three of whom were not dancing because there were not girls enough to go around, inclined to the suggestion.
A filled straight belonging to French Louis gave him a pot of five thousand against two sets of threes held by Campbell and Kearns.
Robert Campbell, one of the pioneers of the trade beyond the mountains, who had commanded trapping parties there in times of the greatest peril.
In the meantime, Sublette and Campbell, with their fellow traveller, Wyeth, had pursued their march unmolested, and arrived in the Green River valley, totally unconscious that there was any lurking enemy at hand.
Murder of COLIN CAMPBELL of Glenure, Efq; Factor for His Majefty on the forfeited Estate of Ardfhiel.
For several years my husband received letters of expostulation or commendation from members of the Campbell and Stewart clans.
Campbell and ask him for his name for my square," said Cecily resolutely.