Olivier



Laurence (Kerr)
[kur;; British kahr,, kair] /kɜr;; British kɑr,, kɛər/ (Show IPA), (Baron Olivier of Brighton) 1907–89, English actor and director.
Contemporary Examples

Olivier is scared yet intrigued, and goes forth to learn more about the ghost.
Shakespeare’s Movie Magic Marina Watts, Malcolm Jones April 23, 2014

The vines at Olivier Leflaive in Puligny-Montrachet grow quickly during the first weeks of July, up to 12 inches in 24 hours.
A Burgundy Wine Feast Sophie Menin July 3, 2010

Maceo Robert – Halle Berry and Olivier Martinez revived this old Spanish form of Matthew for their newborn son.
Kate Winslet’s Bear Rocknroll & Other Crazy Celebrity Baby Names of 2013 Pamela Redmond Satran/Nameberry December 22, 2013

The film won four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Olivier.
Shakespeare’s Movie Magic Marina Watts, Malcolm Jones April 23, 2014

In the words of Olivier Todd, “Camus was correct too early.”
Still Cool Camus Allen Barra January 1, 2010

Historical Examples

But it was no joke, and Commandant Olivier had to lay down his arms.
Through Shot and Flame J. D. Kestell.

He found the former commissary of police at table, in the company of Olivier and Suzanne.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

“He is on his knees half the time now,” said Father Olivier mischievously.
Old Kaskaskia Mary Hartwell Catherwood

“Your tears will not restore your son to you,” sententiously observed Olivier.
Therese Raquin Emile Zola

At length comes the rencounter which is a turning-point in his fate; he meets Olivier, Antoinette’s brother, the true Frenchman.
Romain Rolland Stefan Zweig

noun
Laurence (Kerr), Baron Olivier of Brighton. 1907–89, English stage, film, and television actor and director: director of the National Theatre Company (1961–73): films include the Shakespeare adaptations Henry V (1944), Hamlet (1948), and Richard III (1956)

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