Definition of Harrovian in English:

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Harrovian

Pronunciation: /həˈrōvēən/

noun

A past or present member of Harrow School.
Example sentences
  • In one fanciful moment, he even saw his fellow Harrovian as the ‘Light of Asia’, who was shaping the destiny of hundreds of millions of Indians and playing an ‘outstanding part in world affairs’.
  • The New Age revivalist Sir George Trevelyan, himself an old Harrovian, was happy to quote Vaughan's statement, ‘I was afraid of ambition,’ as the explanation.
  • Mr Holdsworth is an Old Harrovian and Hull University graduate.

Origin

Early 19th century: from modern Latin Harrovia 'Harrow' + -an.

Words that rhyme with Harrovian

Chekhovian, Jovian, Pavlovian

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: Har·ro·vi·an

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