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Addams

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noun
  1. Charles (Samuel),1912–88, U.S. cartoonist.
  2. Jane,1860–1935, U.S. social worker and writer: Nobel Peace Prize 1931.
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  • In the future Mrs. Addams' statement, revised by Whistler, will live.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • "They're coming on, the Addams breed of citizens," said they.

    The Precipice

    Elia Wilkinson Peattie

  • Within a short time Mrs. Addams was chosen massire, a position she held until the school closed.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • Mrs. Addams has told us of the great success of one, Miss Prince, who had never been in an art school.

    The Life of James McNeill Whistler

    Elizabeth Robins Pennell

  • So, until Miss Addams should deign to declare herself, it seemed as if whist or dancing might break out at any moment.

    Gray youth

    Oliver Onions


British Dictionary definitions for addams

Addams

noun
  1. Jane. 1860–1935, US social reformer, feminist, and pacifist, who founded Hull House, a social settlement in Chicago: Nobel peace prize 1931
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