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  1. Richardnoun

    A male given name from the Germanic languages.

    What! do I fear myself? there's no one else by; / Richard loves Richard; that is, I am I.

  2. Richardnoun

    A patronymic surname.

    Martin Richard, the youngest of three people killed by explosions at the Boston Marathon in 2013

  3. Etymology: From Middle English Rycharde, from Old French Richard, from Medieval Latin Richardus and Ricohardus, from Frankish *Rīkahard, from Proto-Germanic *Rīkaharduz, a construction of *rīks ("king, ruler") *harduz ("hard, brave"). Cognate with Old High German Rīcohard ("Richard"). A hypothetical Old English equivalent *Rī‌ċheard would also yield an identical "Richard" in Modern English, though it is unknown if the Old English equivalent existed.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Richard' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1038

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Richard' in Written Corpus Frequency: #990

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Richard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Richard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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  1. Mike Lee:

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., supports the legislation and had hoped to pass it last Thursday, but Mitch McConnell was forced to delay consideration past the expiration date after Mike Lee, R-Utah, and two other senators Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Ron Wyden said they would object. The House legislation, negotiated by White House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader Kevin McCarthy, would renew several provisions the FBI sees as vital to fighting terrorism but also aim to ensure stricter oversight of how the bureau conducts surveillance. PAUL : MY FISA AMENDMENT WILL KEEP Mike Lee had proposed a deal on the Senate floor Thursday extension of the current authorities if the Senate would consider several amendments to the White House bill that would further limit them. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, speaking on the floor for Mitch McConnell, objected to that deal, saying the Senate should instead pass the House bill. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has pushed for FISA reforms. ( AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Were not a rubberstamp for the House of Representatives, were certainly not a rubber stamp for the Deep State.

  2. Frank Snepp:

    Ambassador Dean never had( President Richard) Nixon's or Kissinger's support because both of them wanted out of Indochina.

  3. Chris Tyler-Smith:

    We know that Richard the Lionheart went to fight in the Crusades, but we dont know much about the ordinary soldiers who lived and died there, and these ancient samples give us insights into that.

  4. Richard Gowan:

    With Pompeo more firmly in control and John Bolton focused on his anti-multilateral agenda, there's a sense the Richard Gowan ambassador will have less clout.

  5. Wesley Pandy:

    He wants to pay me for saving his life, i was like Richard you don't have to give me anything. You made me a banjo. That's priceless.

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