Barrie



Sir James M(atthew) 1860–1937, Scottish novelist, short-story writer, and playwright.
a city in SE Ontario, in S Canada, NW of Toronto.
Historical Examples

Barrie said softly, looking out of the open window at the purple night, purple as heather.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

They were just rising from breakfast when Will Barrie burst into the kitchen.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1904 Lucy Maud Montgomery

She was not so tall as Barrie as they stood together, she discovered, and she wanted the girl to sit down.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

I have read that it is, somewhere—in one of Barrie’s yarns, I think.
The Rise of Roscoe Paine Joseph C. Lincoln

At the age of eighteen, Mr. Barrie entered Edinburgh University.
A Holiday in Bed and Other Sketches J. M. Barrie

“I will run down to Mrs. Barrie’s,” I said, after long thinking.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

He tells us that Barrie is not himself since his nephew was drowned, that he has aged considerably.
My Wonderful Visit Charlie Chaplin

I suddenly exclaimed, as we were turning into Mrs. Barrie’s house.
St. Cuthbert’s Robert E. Knowles

Under the lash of Mrs. MacDonald’s tongue she would defend herself, and Barrie would go to the wall.
The Heather-Moon C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

We started from Barrie at half-past two, and arrived at half-past five.
Canada and the Canadians Sir Richard Henry Bonnycastle

adjective
(Scot, dialect) very good; attractive
noun
Sir James Matthew. 1860–1937, Scottish dramatist and novelist, noted particularly for his popular children’s play Peter Pan (1904)

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