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dine with Duke Humphrey

To go without dinner. The phrase refers to the story of a man who, while visiting the tomb of Duke Humphrey of Gloucester, was locked in the abbey—and thus missed dinner. A: "Why are you so hungry? Didn't you eat dinner?" B: "No, I got stuck in a meeting, so I dined with Duke Humphrey!"
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Listening to Annie Humphrey sing, one can hear the passion in her voice and conviction of her soul
Duke Humphrey has traditionally emerged from received scholarship in a rather paradoxical manner.
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