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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR HARRY

Birkenholt, sir,” answered Ambrose, “but our uncle is Harry Randall.

Kate and Harry, meanwhile, awaited their opportunity to go in and visit Aunt Jane.

"Perhaps it was the best he could do," added the more literal Harry.

Passing the Jewish cemetery, Kate and Harry paused a moment.

She saw with amazement, and walked on quickly that Harry might not also see.

"And have left her no other resource," said Harry, coloring still more.

This was quite true of Harry and Hope, but not at all true as regarded Emilia.

"But Harry and Philip are here all the time," said Kate, the accustomed soother.

"Harry is quiet, and Philip keeps out of the way lately," she answered.

Harry turned to Philip and spoke to him, shouting in his ear the explanation.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English hergian "make war, lay waste, ravage, plunder," the word used in the "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" for what the Vikings did to England, from Proto-Germanic verb *harohan (cf. Old Frisian urheria "lay waste, ravage, plunder," Old Norse herja "to make a raid, to plunder," Old Saxon and Old High German herion, German verheeren "to destroy, lay waste, devastate"), from *harjaz "an armed force" (cf. Old English here, Old Norse herr "crowd, great number; army, troop," Old Saxon and Old Frisian heri, Dutch heir, Old High German har, German Heer "host, army," Gothic harjis), from PIE root *koro- "war" (cf. Lithuanian karas "war, quarrel," karias "host, army;" Old Church Slavonic kara "strife;" Middle Irish cuire "troop;" Old Persian kara "host, people, army;" Greek koiranos "ruler, leader, commander"). Weakened sense of "worry, goad, harass" is from c.1400. Related: Harried; harrying.

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