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Akins

[ey-kinz] /ˈeɪ kɪnz/
noun
1.
Zoë
[zoh-ee] /ˈzoʊ i/ (Show IPA),
1886–1958, U.S. playwright.
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  • The note was a present from Sir Akins, brother of the fair Mrs. Pitt.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  • Mr. Akins, the editor of the Nova Scotia Archives, leans to the other side, so that the two collections supplement each other.

  • Mr. Akins has been for some months at the superintendence of the work, helped by a very industrious assistant, Mr. James Farquhar.

    Acadia Frederic S. Cozzens
  • At her instance, Akins and another resident freeholder had already signed the bond when Dan arrived.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • At the bank Akins gave them the directors' room, and Andrew Kelton's papers were produced from his box in the safety vault.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson
  • Mr. Akins returned the papers to the safety box, and when Mrs. Owen and Harwood were alone, she closed the door carefully.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson

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