Definition of Cavell

1. Noun. English nurse who remained in Brussels after the German occupation in order to help Allied prisoners escape; was caught and executed by the Germans (1865-1915).

Exact synonyms: Edith Cavell, Edith Louisa Cavell
Generic synonyms: Nurse

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cavell

Cauchy distributions
Cauchy sequence
Cauchy sequences
Caudine Forks
Caulophyllum thalictrioides
Caulophyllum thalictroides
Cavia cobaya
Cavia porcellus
Cayley complex
Cayley complexes
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Literary usage of Cavell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"VII THE DEATH OF EDITH cavell* By HUGH GIBSON On August 5, 1915, Miss Edith cavell, an Englishwoman, directress of a large nursing home at Brussels, ..."

2. The Literary Digest History of the World War: Compiled from Original and (1919)
"HST Gahan, who ministered to Miss cavell in her last hours, gave a moving account of his final interview with her: "On Monday evening, October 11, ..."

3. The New York Times Current History (1919)
"On the coffin was the simple inscription: EDITH cavell. ... The service, which was officially designated " For the funeral of Edith cavell, a nurse who gave ..."

4. World's War Events: Recorded by Statesmen, Commanders, Historians and by Men by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill (1919)
"BRAND WHITLOCK ONE day in August it was learned at t- Legation that an English nurse, nat Edith cavell, had been arrested by ti- Germans. ..."

5. International Law and the World War by James Wilford Garner (1920)
"The execution of Miss cavell, it may be remarked, formed a striking ... The execution of Miss cavell revealed Prussian militarism in a very bad light, ..."

6. The Romance of Madame Tussaud's by John Theodore Tussaud (1920)
"Nurse cavell, Jack Cornwell, and Captain Fryatt will always be remembered ... I communicated with the London Hospital, Whitechapel, where Nurse cavell had ..."

7. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"It was understood that the charge against Miss cavell was that she had harbored fugitive ... Miss cavell was the daughter of a Church of England clergyman, ..."

8. The War and Humanity: A Further Discussion of the Ethics of the World War by James Montgomery Beck (1917)
"It was a pity that Miss cavell had to be executed, but it was necessary. She was judged justly. We hope it will not be necessary to have any more executions ..."

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