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Olivier   /ˌoʊlˈɪvˌiˌeɪ/   Listen

English actor best know for his Shakespearean roles (1907-1989).  Synonyms: Baron Olivier of Birghton, Laurence Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier.

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"Olivier" Quotes from Famous Books

... "The aspalax of Olivier, which lives underground like the mole, and exposes itself even less than the mole to the light of day, has wholly lost the use of its sight, nor does it retain more than mere traces of visual organs, these traces again ...
— Evolution, Old & New - Or, the Theories of Buffon, Dr. Erasmus Darwin and Lamarck, - as compared with that of Charles Darwin • Samuel Butler

... certain safe?" asked another voice. Ranulph recognised it as that of the baker Carcaud, who owned the shop. "Olivier Delagarde ...
— The Judgment House • Gilbert Parker

... appointed, the two combatants appeared in the lists, in the presence of several thousand spectators. Du Guesclin was attended by the flower of the French nobility, including the Marshal de Beaumanoir, Olivier de Mauny, Bertrand de Saint Pern, and the Viscount de la Belliere; while the Englishman appeared with no more than the customary retinue of two seconds, two squires, two coutilliers or daggermen, and two trumpeters. ...
— Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds • Charles Mackay

... The traveller Olivier noticed this, and writes as follows: "The land there is rather less fertile [than in Egypt], because it does not receive the alluvial deposits of the rivers with the same regularity as that of the Delta. ...
— History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, Volume 3 (of 12) • G. Maspero

Words linked to "Olivier" :   actor, thespian, player, Laurence Olivier, Sir Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier of Birghton, histrion, role player

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