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Carnegie

[kahr-ni-gee or for 1, 3, kahr-ney-gee, -neg-ee] /ˈkɑr nɪ gi or for 1, 3, kɑrˈneɪ gi, -ˈnɛg i/
noun
1.
Andrew, 1835–1919, U.S. steel manufacturer and philanthropist, born in Scotland.
2.
Dale, 1888–1955, U.S. author and teacher of self-improvement techniques.
3.
a city in SW Pennsylvania.
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  • "That Carnegie is a hot sport, all right," he declared warmly.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • Another billionaire, Mr. Carnegie, gives his millions to found libraries.

  • "The Carnegie money is ready for you now," Mr. Perkins went on.

    The Rich Little Poor Boy Eleanor Gates
  • I have no wish to be helped "to get on in the world" by Mr. Carnegie.

    Suspended Judgments John Cowper Powys
  • As he says, a man of the type of Carnegie would die in a Greek city.

    Gilbert Keith Chesterton

    Patrick Braybrooke
British Dictionary definitions for Carnegie

Carnegie

/ˈkɑːnəɡɪ; kɑːˈneɪ-/
noun
1.
Andrew. 1835–1919, US steel manufacturer and philanthropist, born in Scotland: endowed public libraries, education, and research trusts
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