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Bentham

[ben-thuh m, -tuh m] /ˈbɛn θəm, -təm/
noun
1.
Jeremy, 1748–1832, English jurist and philosopher.
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  • If an Acacia, Mr. Bentham says, it is different from any he knows.

  • Mr. Bentham discreetly ignored the covert threat in Wrayson's words.

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  • Mr. Bentham looked straight ahead with still, impassive face.

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  • "Nothing but enjoy himself and spend money," Mr. Bentham repeated.

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  • Mr. Bentham sighed, as though his impotence were a matter of sincere regret to him.

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  • Mr. Bentham turned over some papers which lay upon the table before him.

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  • "A solicitor named Bentham," the Colonel repeated mechanically.

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Bentham

/ˈbɛnθəm/
noun
1.
Jeremy. 1748–1832, British philosopher and jurist: a founder of utilitarianism. His works include A Fragment on Government (1776) and Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation (1789)
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