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(ˈvɪləz; ˈvɪljəz)
(Biography) George. See (Dukes of) Buckingham2
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(ˈvɪl ərz, ˈvɪl yərz)

1. George, Buckingham, 1st Duke of.
2. George, Buckingham, 2nd Duke of.
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The favorite of two kings, immensely rich, all-powerful in a kingdom which he disordered at his fancy and calmed again at his caprice, George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham, had lived one of those fabulous existences which survive, in the course of centuries, to astonish posterity.
George Villiers placed himself before the glass, as we have said, restored the undulations to his beautiful hair, which the weight of his hat had disordered, twisted his mustache, and, his heart swelling with joy, happy and proud at being near the moment he had so long sighed for, he smiled upon himself with pride and hope.
"Great Heavens!" he exclaimed, "why, you are Scarlett Trent, the man whom I met with poor Villiers in Bekwando years ago."
You will conduct the chevalier to Villiers; that is the Duke of Buckingham, chevalier; and beg the duke to introduce M.
He lent them willingly; and Philip became acquainted with Flaubert and Balzac, with Verlaine, Heredia, and Villiers de l'Isle Adam.
Such is that memorable story of the ghost of George Villiers, which might with more propriety have been made a present of to Dr Drelincourt, to have kept the ghost of Mrs Veale company, at the head of his Discourse upon Death, than have been introduced into so solemn a work as the History of the Rebellion.
The same day on which Robert d'Estouteville took the place of Jacques de Villiers in the provostship of Paris, Master Jehan Dauvet replaced Messire Helye de Thorrettes in the first presidency of the Court of Parliament, Jehan Jouvenel des Ursins supplanted Pierre de Morvilliers in the office of chancellor of France, Regnault des Dormans ousted Pierre Puy from the charge of master of requests in ordinary of the king's household.
Sir, New environment secretary Theresa Villiers is brave to assert that "we are collectively calling time on being a throwaway society", by citing new Defra figures that show a mere 1.1 billion single-use plastic bags were sold in the main supermarkets last year ('Villiers hails falling plastic carrier use', 3 August, p6).
Farm leaders have urged newly elected Defra Secretary of State, Theresa Villiers, to back British farming and honour commitments made by Prime Minister Boris Johnson ahead of his election.
Summary: Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Apr 25 (ANI): AB de Villiers helped Royal Challengers Bangalore to defeat Kings XI Punjab by 17 runs here at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Wednesday.
Summary: De Villiers' batting and catching gave Royal Challengers Bangalore an exciting 17 run
KARACHI -- AB de Villiers of Lahore Qalandars was named as captain of PSL 2019 team, which was selected by an independent panel comprising Mudassar Nazar, Ramiz Raja and Danny Morrison, who have collectively played 181 Tests and 416 ODIs.