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ˈʃɛl i; bɪʃShel·ley

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Shelley, Mary Shelley, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley(noun)

    English writer who created Frankenstein's monster and married Percy Bysshe Shelley (1797-1851)

  2. Shelley, Percy Bysshe Shelley(noun)

    Englishman and romantic poet (1792-1822)

Wiktionary

  1. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792-1822), a Romantic poet.

  2. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    used since the 1930s, also explained as a variant of Shirley or Michelle.

  3. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    Percy Bysshe Shelley, a Romantic poet.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

  4. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    A habitational surname.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

  5. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    A male given name transferred from the surname, of mostly before 1930 usage.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

  6. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    A female given name transferred from the surname, of 1930s and later usage, also explained as a variant of Shirley or Michelle.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

  7. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    A village in Essex, England.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

  8. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    A village in Suffolk, England.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

  9. Shelley(ProperNoun)

    A village in North Yorkshire, England.

    Etymology: From Old English , meaning "clearing on a bank".

Freebase

  1. Shelley

    Shelley is a British sitcom made by Thames Television and originally broadcast on ITV from 12 July 1979 to 12 January 1984 and from 11 October 1988 to 1 September 1992. Starred Hywel Bennett as James Shelley, a sardonic 28-year-old anti-establishment postgraduate and career income tax dodger. In the original run, Belinda Sinclair played Shelley's girlfriend Fran, and Josephine Tewson appeared regularly as his Landlady, Edna Hawkins. The series was created by Peter Tilbury who also wrote the first three series. The scripts for subsequent episodes were by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin, Colin Bostock-Smith, David Frith, Bernard McKenna and Barry Pilton. All 71 episodes were produced and directed by Anthony Parker. Series seven was titled on screen The return of Shelley, and was broadcast in 1988. This time round, Shelley is separated from Fran, and lives on his own, doing his best to avoid obtaining gainful employment. The series begins with Shelley returning to the UK from Saudi Arabia, where he had taught English for a few years, only to find that his calls to his old friends are now screened by answer phones and that yuppieness has taken root in his old neighbourhood. The final three series returned to the on-screen title of Shelley.

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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shelley in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Shelley in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of Shelley in a Sentence

  1. Lisa Murkowski:

    President Trump tweeted. But McConnell may not have the votes for this effort either : West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins have all signaled they are against legislation that would repeal ObamaCare without offering a replacement. As I stated earlier this year, I can not vote to proceed to repeal the ACA without reform that allows people the choice they want, the affordability they need and the quality of care they deserve.

  2. Lisa Murkowski:

    Portman is the fourth Republican to push back on the plan by McConnell, R-Ky. Previously, West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins signaled they also oppose legislation that would repeal ObamaCare without offering a replacement. As I stated earlier this year, I can not vote to proceed to repeal the ACA [ Affordable Care Act ] without reform that allows people the choice they want, the affordability they need and the quality of care they deserve.

  3. Lisa Murkowski:

    Portman is the fourth Republican to push back on the plan by McConnell( R-Ky.) . Previously, West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Maine Sen. Susan Collins signaled they also oppose legislation that would repeal ObamaCare without offering a replacement. As I stated earlier this year, I can not vote to proceed to repeal the ACA [ Affordable Care Act ] without reform that allows people the choice they want, the affordability they need and the quality of care they deserve.

  4. James Joyce:

    I shall write a book some day about the appropriateness of names. Geoffrey Chaucer has a ribald ring, as is proper and correct, and Alexander Pope was inevitably Alexander Pope. Colley Cibber was a silly little man without much elegance and Shelley was very Percy and very Bysshe.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I often think of Shelley's famous insightful sonnet "Ozymandias" that brilliantly depicts the inevitable fall of all foolishly arrogant leaders and their huge empires built in pretensions to their self-proclaimed greatness. Nature and Time always prevail and overtake ultimately, when nothing remains of those great empires or the arrogant leaders.....and only the lone and level sands stretch far away. Vanity, false pride and arrogance never win, in my view. Humility is the true key success. Here is that famous sonnet "Ozymandias" by Percy Shelley, written in January 1818, nearly 200 years ago. "I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: 'My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

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