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  1. David Hayes,1818–92, U.S. surgeon.
  2. Spi·ro T(heodore) [speer-oh] /ˈspɪər oʊ/, 1918–96, U.S. politician: vice president 1969–73; resigned 1973.
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Examples from the Web for agnew

Historical Examples

  • Agnew was the only man on the division that was always calm.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Agnew only asked him if he realized what a hole there was to fill.

    The Daughter of a Magnate

    Frank H. Spearman

  • Judge Agnew declared that the Homestead affair was riot and not treason.


    Arthur G. Burgoyne

  • Sharp stood guard, while Agnew ascended to an upper floor and fired it.

  • Some were bought by the picture dealer Gambart, and some by Agnew.

    An Autobiography

    Elizabeth Butler

British Dictionary definitions for agnew


  1. Spiro (ˈspɪərəʊ) Theodore . 1918–96, US Republican politician; vice president (1969–73)
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