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Benton

[ben-tn] /ˈbɛn tn/
noun
1.
Thomas Hart ("Old Bullion") 1782–1858, U.S. political leader.
2.
his grandnephew, Thomas Hart, 1889–1975, U.S. painter and lithographer.
3.
a city in central Arkansas.
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  • If we stay he might imagine we're trying to find out what Judge Benton wanted him for.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • I went to Judge Benton with the letter, and he wrote me one to send to the lawyers.

    Frank Roscoe's Secret Allen Chapman
  • Are you going to be under her window, Nich,—I mean Mr. Benton?

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • "That's the house," said Mr. Benton, in an agitated whisper.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
  • "But it wasn't her father," urged Paul, perceiving that Mr. Benton was under a mistake.

    Paul Prescott's Charge Horatio Alger
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Benton

/ˈbɛntən/
noun
1.
Thomas Hart. 1889–1975, US painter of rural life; a leader of the American Regionalist painters in the 1930s
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