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Richard, 1615–91, English Puritan preacher, scholar, and writer.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

With the publication of The Apartment in November, however, Baxter can finally drop the “failed” from his moniker.
This Week’s Hot Reads: Nov. 25, 2013 Thomas Flynn November 24, 2013

On the other hand, the moral and publicity victory may yet belong to Baxter.
Why the Scots Loathe Trump William Underhill June 30, 2011

Baxter is a full-grown long-haired chihuahua who likes howling along to Vampire Weekend’s 2008 hit song “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.”
This Is a Video of Baxter the Baby Dog Singing Vampire Weekend’s “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” Brian Ries October 14, 2013

When dealing with the theme of American resentment abroad Baxter delivers moments like the above with elegance.
On the Hunt For…: Greg Baxter’s “The Apartment” Review Elliot Ackerman December 11, 2013

According to Baxter, no credible environmentalist organization backs the project.
Why the Scots Loathe Trump William Underhill June 30, 2011

Historical Examples

While they were eating, Baxter and his companions held a low, but animated, conversation.
The Rover Boys In The Mountains Arthur M. Winfield

Baxter says of him, complainingly, “he would not dispute with me at all.”
The Works of Whittier, Volume VI (of VII) John Greenleaf Whittier

“I declare I don’t know where he is half the time,” Mrs. Baxter said, with her little, cracked laugh.
Saturday’s Child Kathleen Norris

Miss Baxter was early at the station before the Continental train left.
Jennie Baxter, Journalist Robert Barr

I have the honour to announce to your ladyship that Mr. Baxter is to be a sailor.
First Plays A. A. Milne

James (Keir). 1926–72, New Zealand lyric poet. His works include The Fallen House (1953) and In Fires of No Return (1958)
Richard. 1615–91, English Puritan divine and devotional writer: prominent in church affairs during the Restoration


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